Corona vaccination will help protect you from getting COVID-19. After being vaccinated, some side effects are normal and expected. Side effects are a sign that your body is building immune protection.
Protect yourself and others by:
- Washing your hands with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds, or hand sanitizer — as often as you can.
- Keeping at least 1 metre distance between yourself and others.
- Meeting people in well ventilated, or outdoor spaces
- Wearing a mask when you can’t keep your distance from others, or are inside a public space.
Other vaccines that have approval for use in various countries
- The Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine, in the United Kingdom
- Coronavac, developed by Sinovac, in China
- The Sputnik V vaccine, in Russia
- Covaxin, developed by Bharat Biotech, in India
Types of Vaccine
- whole virus vaccines
- recombinant protein subunit vaccines
- replication-incompetent vector vaccines
- nucleic acid vaccines
- If a person has allergies to medication, or drugs, it is important to get an all-clear from a medical practitioner.
- Person should eat well and take medicines, if prescribed, ahead of vaccination.
- Person should try to be as relaxed.
- People with diabetes or blood pressure need to keep these in check.
Severe side effects After Vaccination
- The WHO Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety has investigated reports of influenza-like illness after COVID-19 vaccination, including symptoms such as headache, fatigue, muscle pain , fever and chills.
- Some people may develop fever, muscle pain and swelling, redness, pain or a tingling sensation at the site of injection, for 1-2 days.
- Study says that women are more likely to have mild side effects from vaccines.
- You can reduce any pain or discomfort in the arm where you got the vaccine, by applying a cool, clean, wet washcloth over the area.
This is especially important up to two weeks after your second vaccination – because during this time your body is still building up protection against the virus.