Get the right information
Since a lot of misinformation concerning vaccines is available on the internet, it’s important to get your information from reliable sources like UNICEF and WHO. If you have questions about whether you should receive the COVID-19 vaccine, speak to your doctor.
To avoid any potential side effects, those with the following health conditions should not get the COVID-19 vaccine or consult a doctor:
- If you’ve ever had a serious adverse reaction to any of the COVID-19 vaccine’s components
- Contact your doctor right away if you have symptoms of COVID-19
Consult your physician
Consult your health care provider before your appointment if you have ever had a severe allergic reaction to a vaccine or if you have any questions about your current medications.
Make sure you look after yourself
To feel your best on the day of your immunization, get a good night’s sleep and drink enough water.
Stay for the purpose of observation
To ensure that you don’t have any immediate reactions, the health care practitioner should monitor you for around 15 minutes after the vaccine is given.
Be ready for side effects
A vaccine is intended to provide immunity without exposing you to the disease. Normally, it’s possible to gain immunity without experiencing any side effects, but it’s also common to experience mild-to-moderate side effects that resolve on their own.
Following immunisation, you may experience the following mild-to-moderate adverse effects:
- The injection site is sore after the injection
- Fever (mild)
- Aches in the muscles or joints
If any of your symptoms persist for more than a few days or if you have a more serious response, call your doctor right once.
Patience is a virtue
Immunity takes time to develop. 15 days after your second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine, you will be deemed completely immunized.
Make sure you and others are safe
While these vaccines are proving to be highly efficient at protecting people from significant COVID-19 sickness, we’re still learning whether a vaccinated person can still spread the virus even if they don’t display symptoms. As a result, it’s critical to continue taking precautions to protect yourself and others, such as avoiding crowded settings, maintaining physical distance, handwashing, and wearing a mask.
This information is not intended to be used as a substitute for professional medical advice. Your doctor should be consulted for any medical advise. Dr. B Lal accepts no responsibility for the contents of this information, despite the fact that every precaution was taken in its development.