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BEFORE VACCINATION

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.

POST VACCINATION

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.

Also Read: How can we boost our immune system in this pandemic?

Following immunisation, you may experience the following mild-to-moderate adverse effects:

  • The injection site is sore after the injection
  • Fever (mild)
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Aches in the muscles or joints
  • Diarrhea 
  • Chills

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.

Disclaimer:

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.


The First COVID-19 vaccine was given to the healthcare and frontline workers which was launched on 16th January, 2021. After the first phase, Senior citizens over 60 years of age and individuals above 45 years with comorbid conditions were the second group who received COVID-19 vaccine. Recently on 1st May 2021, The third phase of the COVID-19 vaccination 18-44 year-olds has started.

The government of India has opened the next phase of coronavirus vaccination. Now all the citizens above the age of 18 can get vaccinated. Registering yourself for COVID-19 vaccine, You can go to the government’s CoWin platform –  cowin.gov.in. After the deadly second wave of coronavirus, the Centre had said that all Indian adults are eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine. Now it is mandatory for the 18-44 age group to register themselves on the CoWIN portal as per the guidelines given by the government.

Covid-19 Vaccine Registration Process

To get a vaccine people of 18-44 first have to register themselves online on the CoWin platform . However, people above 45 years of age can choose to either register online or directly walk-in to the CVC but to avoid any inconvenience and have a hassle-free experience it is suggested to book an appointment online.

  • Log on to www.cowin.gov.in / CoWin App
  • Enter your mobile number.
  • Get an OTP to create your account.
  • Enter OTP and Verify it.
  • Once the OTP is verified, you will be directed to the registration of the vaccination’ page.
  • You can choose one photo id proof which you want to provide in the next process.
  • Fill in the given information like your name, age, gender and upload one identity document.
  • Click on the “Register” button.
  • After completing the registration, the system will show the “Account Details”.
  • In the Account details there is a “Add More Button”, you can add three more people for vaccination.
  • There will be a button indicating ‘Schedule appointment’. Now click on it.
  • After clicking Schedule appointment, you can check your vaccination center by state, district and pin code to check available slots for vaccination.
  • Date and availability will also be displayed.
  • Click on the ‘book’ button.
  • After successfully completing the booking, you will receive a message. That confirmation details will have to be shown while you reach the vaccination center.

What documents will you need?

At the time of registration any of the below-mentioned ID with photo may be produced:

  • Aadhaar Card
  • Driving License
  • Official identity cards issued to MPs/MLAs/MLCs
  • PAN Card
  • Passbooks issued by Bank/Post Office
  • Passport
  • Pension Document
  • Service Identity

Conclusion

Now you understand the process for registration on CoWin portal so book your vaccination slot as soon as possible. If you want to know how much antibodies have developed in your body post-covid then book Spike Protein Antibody Test now.