Even if you are fully vaccinated, you can become infected with the delta variant and pass the virus on to others. But how do you know you’re infected if you don’t get sick anymore? There are some symptoms that are slightly different from an infection without vaccination.
A large study from King’s College London found that the most common symptoms of unvaccinated delta infection are headache, sore throat, runny nose, fever and a persistent cough (in that order).
If you have been vaccinated, you may experience the following complaints: headache, a runny nose, sneezing, sore throat and loss of smell. You see that fever and persistent cough have disappeared from the list and that loss of smell is back. Sneezing is also a new symptom.
“If you have been vaccinated and suddenly start sneezing a lot for no apparent reason, it is best to have a corona test performed,” the researchers recommend. “Certainly if you live or work near vulnerable people. Sneezing is an important way the virus spreads.”