COVID-19 vaccination update in India As of 16 May2021, India has administered 182,926,460 doses overall, including first andsecond doses of the currently-approved vaccines.
Why Vaccine is important to prevent Covid ?
COVID-19 vaccines were evaluated in clinical trials and have beenapproved because those studies show that the vaccine significantly reduces theprobability of contracting the virus.Based on what has been proved about vaccines for other diseases,the COVID-19 vaccine may help keep you from getting seriously ill, even if youdo get the virus. Getting vaccinated also may protect people around you —particularly those at greater risk for severe illness from COVID-19. which vaccine is better for covid? Sputnik V is the third coronavirus vaccineto be approved for use in India, following Covishield (Oxford-Astrazeneca) andCovaxin. More or lase almost all of the vaccine have the same effects , there are some noteworthy differences as well.
Sputnik V vaccine basis the interim results of the clinical trials conducted in Russia, which found that Sputnik V carried a whopping 91.6% efficacy rate, and high response in curbing down severity of the disease.In comparison to this, India’s Covaxin, which has been recently found to be neutralizing against the UK variant virus is over 81% effective, while Covishield, being used globally has over 70.4% efficacy.
Side-effects of the vaccines:
The viral vector vaccine works by triggering antibody production and hence, causes routine inflammatory reactions, most of which are mild in nature.side-effects of the vaccine include:
Headache,Fatigue,Pain at the injection site,Flu-like illnessCovaxin
Redness, swelling, pain at the injection site, Fever, Sweating , Malaise, body ache, Nausea and vomiting,Itching and rashes,Headache.
Pain at the injection site-Redness-Moderate or high fever-Drowsiness and lethargy-Arm stiffness-Body ache and pain
Should I take a vaccine if I am Covid + ? Wait till your symptoms subside For starters, if you are currently COVID-positive, you should not get the vaccine until you are fully recovered. Even if the infection was mild or asymptomatic, it is important to wait for at least 10-14 days since your symptoms first appeared before you go out to get the vaccine.