Can pregnant women be vaccinated and other FAQs

Pregnant and lactating women have not been part of any COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial yet.

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A nationwide coronovirus vaccination campaign is starting tomorrow with Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually launching the program. The Ministry of Health has issued a factsheet for both Kovaxin and Kovishield vaccines along with states and union territories and directed them to inform program managers at all levels and through chain handlers and vaccinators for ready reference. Send They contain information about the vaccine platform, physical specifications, dosage, cold storage requirements, and contraindications.

Here are some common questions on the coronovirus vaccine:

Q. Is this vaccine safe?

a. Yes. Safety and efficacy of the vaccine will be ensured through various stages of vaccine testing and only then a vaccine will be introduced.

Q. Who are eligible to take the vaccine?

a. Under the Emergency Use Authority, COVID-19 vaccination is indicated for only 18 years and above.

Q. Can pregnant women or lactating mothers be vaccinated?

a. Pregnant and lactating mothers should not receive the COVID-19 vaccine at this time. Pregnant and lactating women have not been part of any COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial so far, so they should not be vaccinated.

Q. Can both vaccines be taken from each other?

a. Interchangeability of the COVID-19 vaccine is not permitted. The second dose should also be of the same COVID-19 vaccine that was administered as the first dose.

Q. What should be the time interval for co-administration vaccines?

a. In the case of vaccine co-administration, the COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines should be isolated with an interval of at least 14 days, if necessary, the Ministry of Health said.

Q. Is it mandatory to take the vaccine?

a. Vaccination for COVID-19 is voluntary. However, it is advisable to obtain a complete schedule of the COVID-19 vaccine to protect yourself from the disease and limit the spread of the disease to close contacts including family members, friends, relatives, and co-workers.

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Q. Can a person currently with COVID-19 (confirmed or suspected) infection be vaccinated?

a. A person with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 infection may have an increased risk of spreading the same to others at the vaccination site. For this reason, infected individuals should postpone vaccination for 14 days following symptomatic resolution.

Q. Is it necessary for the recovered person to take COVID-19 vaccine?

a. Yes, it is advisable to obtain a complete schedule of the COVID vaccine despite a previous history of infection with COVID-19. This will help develop a strong immune response against the disease.

Q. If someone is taking medicines for diseases like cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure etc., can he take COVID-19 vaccine?

a. Yes. Individuals with one or more of these comrade situations are considered a high-risk category. They are required to undergo COVID-19 vaccination.

Q. Are there any common side effects of this vaccine?

a. The COVID 19 vaccine will be safe and effective, but may have minor side effects such as fever, pain, etc. at the injection site. These effects can occur in any vaccine.

Q. When will antibodies develop? After taking the first dose, after taking the second dose, or much later?

a. The protective level of antibodies usually develops two weeks after receiving the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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