LOVE Island’s Rachel Fenton can breathe a sigh of relief as she get her Covid jab after contracting the virus twice.
The Orthopaedic Clinical Nurse Specialist, 27, shared her a picture of her beaming face as she received her Covid vaccine.
Love Island’s Rachel Fenton got her Covid vaccine this weekCredit: Instagram
“The beginning of the end ?? thank you to all the incredible doctors and scientists for creating this vaccine and helping us become one step further to beating this virus?” Rachel captioned the happy Instagram post.
Her good news comes about six weeks after she contracted the coronavirus for a second time.
She told fans in December: “I’ve been re-infected with COVID-19. I tested positive back in March and also had the antibodies. I knew reinfection did happen but I didn’t think it was that common? I think it’s important people know that reinfection is happening, it could be the new strain?”
The newest strain of the virus was first discovered in the UK in September and is highly transmissible.
It comes as the nurse contracted coronavirus twiceCredit: Instagram
Rachel continued: “I’ve had another positive swab recently. I had very mild symptoms which were not like the symptoms I had before. Has anyone else experienced a second positive Covid-19 swab?”
In March Rachel revealed she’d tested positive for coronavirus after losing her sense of smell.
She was tested at the hospital where she works and was immediately signed off to isolate.
Describing her symptoms at the time, Rachel said: “My test came back positive. So many of you messaged me about loss of taste and smell which isn’t in the official symptom list.
Rachel is an orthopaedic nurse specialistCredit: Instagram
“But that was the main symptom for me. I didn’t have a temperature or cough. I just felt very tired. I had a bit of muscle achiness and a cold. I have completely lost my taste and smell. It’s a lot more severe.”
A high temperature and a new, continuous cough are two of the tell tale symptoms of the virus.
She previously said: “I’ve not felt unwell, I’ve felt OK. Not 100 per cent, but not poorly.
“I’ve felt OK, still eating and still got an appetite. My symptoms are really mild.
She said getting the Covid jab was the ‘beginning of the end’Credit: Instagram
“You need to be very careful if you’ve had loss of taste and smell to isolate.
“I’m not going back to work now until I’m tested as negative. I’m not sure when they’ll get me back for a re-swab.
“For now I’m just isolating and looking after myself. It’s not been horrendous for me.”
Rachel found fame on Love Island series two. She dated co-star Rykard Jenkins for 18 months before their split in 2017.