Dr Ranj has Covid vaccine as he urges others to listen to experts and get jab

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Dr Ranj Singh today urged This Morning viewers to get the Covid vaccine as soon as they're eligible.

The NHS doctor recently received his own and pressed others to follow suit and listen to the advice from experts.

Chatting to new hosts Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary, Dr Ranj branded the vaccine roll-out "the best line of defence we have" against the deadly bug.

He was interviewed shortly before the news broke that the UK government approved a third vaccine, from US company Moderna.

The government previously approved one from Pfizer/BioNTech, and another produced by Oxford University.

Dr Ranj told how he was feeling after getting the vaccine
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Asked by Alison and Dermot how he was doing following the jab, Dr Ranj shared: "I'm good. Other than a little bit of a sore arm, a bit of a headache, and just feeling – you know when you feel like you're coming down with something? I've just got that, nothing else, and that's totally expected.

"You get loads of information when you go for your jab about what to expect afterwards and these are common side effects.

"It's a sign that your immune system is working, that your immune system is recognising the vaccine and making antibodies and t-cells – this is how you should feel, and it's temporary."

He urged everyone to listen to the experts
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The UK has now approved three different Covid vaccines
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He added: "Both vaccines [that are approved in the UK] train your immune system to do the same thing, to fight coronavirus if you encounter it.

"The priority is to get as many people protected as soon as possible…We have already immunised 1.5million people in this country.

"That's a huge amount of people, and we haven't seen a huge number of people with significant side effects from it, we get minor side effects. I trust this programme, it is the best line of defence we have and I would encourage everyone to get it if you're eligible."

*This Morning airs weekdays at 10:00am on ITV.

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