When the coronavirus stopped all the things. Then the whole world only wanted one thing that is the vaccine. And we all were looking forward to vaccines from 2020. But now the wait is over. And the whole world is all set for the huge vaccination campaign. And in fact, many countries also started the vaccination campaign like the US, UK, India, and others. So, before your vaccination, many things you should have to know.
As we know. With the news of vaccines, the rumor of side effects is also spread. So, many questions are arising in our mind. Apart from this many people have different health conditions so they should know if they are eligible or not for vaccination.
So, here are some questions which you should know.
Will everyone be vaccinated simultaneously?
No, the vaccine will not be given simultaneously to everyone. In the first phase, it will be given to health workers and front-line workers then after in the second phase it will be given to above 50-year people and below 50 years who are in the comorbid condition (diabetes, heart disease, hypertension)
Is it mandatory to take the vaccine?
No, according to government agencies it is a totally voluntary process. But experts suggest that if you came under the red zone or hotspot area where the chances of corona disease are maximum then you should take the vaccine for your own safety and for your family and friends’ safety.
How vaccines help us to protect from coronavirus?
Actually, the vaccine is made up of dead or partially living viruses. So, when this dead-virus mRNA, is entered through the vaccine our immune system recognizes it and builds a memory for it. And whenever the live virus enters in our body through any of infected person then our immune system recognizes it and kill it before their multiplication into the cell.
To making an immunity against viruses, our body takes few weeks. Therefore, there is a possibility of getting infected even after vaccination. So, follow those same safety measures even after the vaccination.
Follow these rules and protect yourself and others from coronavirus:
- Wearing a mask over your nose and mouth properly
- Staying at least 6 feet away from others
- Avoiding crowds
- Avoiding poorly ventilated spaces
- Washing your hands often
Probable side effect after vaccination
Like any other vaccine, the COVID-19 vaccine also causes some minor side effects after the vaccination. But no need to worry because it’s the common process after vaccination. These reactions show that the vaccine is working properly and your body produces anti-body against the covid-19 virus.
These side effects are causing because our body reacts against the disease and makes antibodies against the disease. And these side effects are only for 2-3 days and in some cases, it is more than 3 days. And then it normalizes.
Common side effect after covid-19 vaccination:
|On the arm where you got the vaccine
|Throughout the rest of your body
If I already had covid-19 and get recovered, should I still get the vaccine?
Yes, you should take the vaccine, whether you still recovered from the disease. Because there is no satisfactory data available which confirms that how many days you will be protected. Although the chance of re-infection is low, but still you are not safe. So, get the vaccine is a good and preventative move.
If I am still suffering from coronavirus so, can I still take the vaccine?
No, you don’t have to take the vaccine until you are not fully recovered. According to the government agency and health ministry COVID-19, patient is not eligible until they fully recovered. You may take the vaccine after some weeks after recovery.
Is a pregnant and breastfeeding lady can take the vaccine?
There is no safety data available on pregnant and breastfeeding women and their infants. So, it would be good to avoid vaccination during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Instead of vaccination, you should take safety measures like social distancing, limit your social circle, should wear a mask, avoid touching unnecessary things, and wash your hands at regular intervals.
Is there comorbid patients (diabetic, hypertensive, and cancerous patient) can take the corona vaccine?
Yes, they must take the vaccine because they are at high risk. And the vaccine is completely safe for them.
Is alcohol consumption affect COVID-19 vaccine response?
Actually, there is no data available on the effect of vaccines after alcohol consumption. But many news agencies have printed the effect of alcohol on vaccine response.
But on other hand, many experts and doctors reject this statement. They said heavy alcohol consumption may affect the response but limited consumption does not affect the response of the vaccine.
Note: it’s good to avoid alcohol for some weeks after vaccination. And talk to the doctors and healthcare experts for an alcohol recommendation, who are involved in the vaccination program. And do not take it without any expert recommendation.
What’s the ingredient in the covid-19 vaccine?
According to the CDC, here are some common ingredients, which is used mostly in the corona vaccine
- Buffers (Buffers help maintain the stability of the pH solution)
*Vaccine ingredients can vary by manufacturer.
How will I know if I am eligible for vaccination?
In the initial phase, the COVID-19 vaccine will be provided to the priority group- Health Care and Front-line workers. The 50 plus age group may also begin early based on vaccine availability. The eligible beneficiaries will be informed through their registered mobile number regarding the Health Facility where the vaccination will be provided and the scheduled time for the same. This will be done to avoid any inconvenience in the registration and vaccination of beneficiaries.