To curb the spread of coronavirus, the government of India introduced two vaccines, Serum Institute of India’s Covishield and Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin.
The vaccination drive to end the perils of the coronavirus pandemic begun on January 16. In the first phase of the vaccination drive, India aims to vaccinate more than 30 million healthcare workers across the country. The first person to receive the COVID 19 vaccine was a 34-year-old sanitation worker, Manish Kumar.
The government has designated many COVID 19 centers across the nation and ISIC has been named one of the designated centers in Delhi.
The priority group
According to the health department, after immunizing healthcare workers and frontliners, the vaccine will be administered to people over 50 years of age, and persons under the age of 50 years with comorbid conditions will be inoculated, as they belong from a high-risk category.
The CoWIN app
The health ministry has designed an online platform, the CoWIN app that will monitor COVID 19 vaccine delivery.
The app is also designed to enable citizens to self-register for the vaccination process.
Suspected side effects of the vaccine
The Health Ministry has released a letter containing suspected side effects that some people may experience, these include:
In the case of Covishied, some mild adverse effects may occur like injection site tenderness, injection site pain, headache, fatigue, myalgia, malaise, pyrexia, chills and arthralgia, and nausea.
In case of Covaxin injection site pain, headache, fatigue, fever, body ache, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, dizziness-giddiness, tremor, sweating, cold, cough, and injection site swelling.
The health ministry also advised that Paracetamol may be used to provide symptomatic relief from post-vaccination adverse reactions. Let’s not forget that the arrival of vaccines does not eliminate the risk of the pandemic, therefore it is necessary to keep yourself protected.
Avoid crowded places, wear a mask while traveling outside, at all times, wash your hands frequently.
If you are suffering from any ailment, consult a doctor with the help of teleconsultation.
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