Got Vaccinated? Here Are A Few Things You Should Know
By Isha Kukde +2 more
By Isha Kukde +2 more
The development of the COVID-19 vaccine has been one of the most awaited news since the onset of the unprecedented pandemic era. The Indian Ministry of Health Family and Welfare (MoHFW) announced the third phase of the COVID vaccination drive from 1st May 2021, wherein all adults above the age of 18 years can take the COVID-19 vaccine.
Q1. Should I take the vaccine if I have previously recovered from COVID-19?
Yes, you should take the vaccine after 3 months from the date of complete recovery.
Q2. Can patients suffering from Hepatitis B take the vaccine?
Yes, but you should inform the doctors at the vaccination site about their medical history.
Q3. Is it safe for chronic blood pressure patients to get the vaccine?
Yes, there are numerous blood pressure patients during the initial stage of the drive where people with comorbidities were preferred and vaccinated.
Q4. What are the common side effects after taking the vaccine?
Common side effects like pain at the site of injection, slight fever, chills and fatigue are mild and temporary and get resolved over a short span of time.
Q5. Can I still take the vaccine if I am down with a cold or fever?
You should avoid taking the vaccine until you have fully recovered from the fever.
Q6. What happens if I get COVID after the first dose of the vaccine?
You will have to quarantine yourself and commence treatment and after you have recovered, you have to wait for 3 months for the second dose from the day of complete recovery.
Q7. Can cardiac patients take the vaccine?
Since most cardiac patients are on regular blood-thinning medication, they should always consult a cardiologist before taking the vaccine.
Q8. After how many days can I expect to develop immunity against COVID-19?
You can expect to develop the required antibodies for fighting COVID-19 after 2-3 weeks of taking the second dose of the vaccine.
With the widespread reach of fake news and myths in the current age of social media, the COVID-19 vaccines have received their fair share of antagonisms. The vaccines are safe and effective for all people above the age of 18 years.
Disclaimer: The information included at this site is for educational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for medical treatment by a healthcare professional. Because of unique individual needs, the reader should consult their physician to determine the appropriateness of the information for the reader’s situation.