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Covid 19 VaccinationWhat You Need To Know

Covid 19 Vaccination What You Need To Know

Pandemic has affected virtually every aspect of our lives, causing global economies to stall, changing the way we work and interact with our loved ones, and stretching healthcare systems to their limit. States have been forced to implement harsh restrictions on human activity in order to stop the spread of the virus.

Numerous vaccines were granted emergency approval and have already been distributed in India since early 2021. As of 01 June 2021, only 12.29%[2],169.59[1] million people had received a vaccine in India. Hopefully that things will soon return to 'normal'. However, several challenges will likely impact the success of global vaccination against COVID-19.

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Is Covid 19 vaccine safe?

Currently, As of 03 June 2021, a total of three COVID-19 vaccines have been approved in India [9]. However, some question the efficacy of these vaccines, particularly since new strains of the virus have appeared. Vaccines need to be effective at preventing the spread of the virus in order to work.

Research suggests that Covishield vaccine has a 70 % efficacy rate but it can be higher than 90% when given as a half dose followed by a full dose a month later. Covaxin vaccine shows 78 percent efficacy in the second interim analysis and efficacy against 'severe Covid-19 disease' is 100 percent [3].

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Does it have any side effects?

Some of the common side effects include a mild fever, pain, etc. at the site of injection [7].

Immediate and Delayed Side effects:

Covishield: Some mild symptoms may occur, such as injection site tenderness, injection site pain, headache, fatigue, myalgia, malaise, pyrexia, chills, and arthralgia, nausea. Rare cases of demyelinating disorders have been reported after vaccination with this vaccine, but no causal relationship has been established [4].

Covaxin: Some mild AEFIs symptoms may include injection site pain, headache, fatigue, fever, body aches, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, dizziness-giddiness, sweating, cold, cough and injection site swelling. Other serious vaccine-related adverse effects have not been reported. [4].

Who can take Covid 19 Vaccine?

In India, the government has selected the priority groups based on potential vaccine supply that will be vaccinated as a priority since they are at higher risk. The first group includes healthcare and frontline workers. The second group to receive COVID-19 vaccine was the persons over 60 years of age and persons between 45 and 59 years of age with comorbid conditions. From April 1st, 2021, People above the age of 45 years (born before 1st Jan, 1977) are eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine. From May 1, 2021, all eligible citizens over the age of 18 can receive the COVID-19 vaccine [5].

Who should not take Covid 19 Vaccine? [6]

  • A person under 18 is not allowed to take the vaccine.
  • The Covid-19 vaccine should not be administered to pregnant or lactating women. It’s because, Pregnant, lactating, or expecting mothers have not been part of any vaccine trials
  • The vaccine should not be administered to anyone who had an anaphylactic reaction to a previous dose of Covid-19
  • People who have a history of anaphylaxis, allergic reactions to vaccines or injectable, pharmaceuticals, or food items ought not to take the vaccine .

What to do after you are vaccinated?

When you are fully vaccinated for COVID-19, you may be able to resume activities you had to stop because of the pandemic [8].

How to keep you and your family safe in such Covid situation?

Coronavirus is wreaking havoc in entire world which has already killed a lot of people. In challenging times like these when the deadly virus has spread across the globe, the importance of Insurance increases manifolds. If you have a covid specific insurance policy, it will shield you from unexpected hospital and medical bills in case you get ill. Many a times when the infection gets out of control, it mostly results in a fatality. A covid insurance policy will not give death benefits.

It becomes very important that each one of us has some kind of policy which covers our lives too. Life insurance policy is the best option here. It comes in various types like term plan, ULIP, money back plan, endowment plan etc. A life insurance plan won’t give you benefit in case you are hospitalised but it will act as a boon for the family in case of insured person’s sudden demise.

A person should cover his risk by buying Life Insurance policy.


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