The development of 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 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 if you have recovered at least 3-4 week prior to taking the vaccine.
Q2. Can a patient 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, already 17.7 Crore people have been vaccinated, among whom there are numerous blood pressure patients.
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 for 15-20 days and after you have recovered, you still have time for the second dose since there is a gap of 6-8 weeks between two doses.
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.
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