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:

  1. Washing your hands with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds, or hand sanitizer — as often as you can.
  2. Keeping at least 1 metre distance between yourself and others.
  3. Meeting people in well ventilated, or outdoor spaces
  4. 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

Before vaccination

  1. If a person has allergies to medication, or drugs, it is important to get an all-clear from a medical practitioner.
  2. Person should eat well and take medicines, if prescribed, ahead of vaccination.
  3. Person should try to be as relaxed.
  4. People with diabetes or blood pressure need to keep these in check.

Severe side effects After Vaccination

  1. 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.
  2. Some people may develop fever, muscle pain and swelling, redness, pain or a tingling sensation at the site of injection, for 1-2 days.
  3. Study says that women are more likely to have mild side effects from vaccines.
  4. 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.