Vaccination is considered to be the most effective way to prevent corona infection. According to data as of June 13, 22 percent of the country’s adults, about 42 percent of those over the age of 45 and about 46 percent of the people over the age of 60 years have received at least one dose of the vaccine. On this basis, 15 percent of the country’s population has received at least one dose, while 3.5 percent of the population has received both doses. If you have not received a single dose of vaccine till now and are thinking of getting vaccinated, then you will also have many types of questions in your mind.
According to health experts, vaccination is the best way to protect against corona infection, but it is very important for everyone to know about the precautions related to it. Let us know about some such important topics in this article, about which you will have different thoughts in your mind.
Who should not get vaccinated?
Dr Shuchin Bajaj, Director, Ujala Cygnus Hospitals, says that people who have already had severe allergies to something, they should consult their doctor before getting vaccinated. For this, the doctor gives you some medicines which do not allow such allergic reactions to progress. Apart from this, at present, pregnant women and children have not been allowed to get vaccinated, because vaccines have not been tested on such people.
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After getting the vaccine, definitely stay at the center for some time, Dr Shuchin Bajaj says that after getting the vaccination, all the people must sit at the center for at least 30 minutes. By doing this, any possible problem can be avoided. Some people develop severe allergic problems after vaccination. Allergy symptoms begin to appear minutes after the vaccine is administered. In this situation, the doctors present at the vaccination center can give medicines to control it.
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Which vaccine is more effective?
This question must have come in the mind of all the people going for vaccination. In this regard, Dr. Amarinder Singh Malhi (Assistant Professor, Delhi AIIMS) explains that both the vaccines being given in India, Covishield and Covaccine, are very effective. About two weeks after the second dose of both vaccines, a sufficient amount of antibodies have been seen in the body. Studies have reported 81 percent efficacy of Covaccine and 78–90 percent for Covishield, although the effect may vary from person to person.
Can there be any serious problems after taking the vaccine?
Experts say that taking the vaccine is completely safe, you do not need to be afraid of it at all. Some people have mild symptoms after taking the vaccine, which are normal. This type of reaction is normal when any type of antigen enters the body. In general, people may have fever or hand pain, which gets better on its own, so there is no need to panic.