All vaccines, including COVID-19 vaccines, have the potential for adverse vaccination effects. There are presently 15 COVID-19 vaccines approved for use in at least one nation around the world.
As per the World Health Organization, the most common side effects following COVID-19 immunizations are fatigue, fever, headaches, body pains, chills, nausea, diarrhea, and soreness at the injection site.
India currently giving their citizens covishield and cowaxin shots as this vaccine also has some of the side effects that you might want to know.
Process of Registration For Getting The Vaccine:
There are two ways to get register for covid-19 vaccination. The first one is You can register yourself on the Aarogyasetu app, and the second way to register is www.cowin.gov.in.
1. Open Arogyasetu app or www.cowin.gov.in website.
2. Now you have to enter your mobile number and press click on the OTP(one-time-password). Now you will receive OTP SMS on the mobile number you have entered. Enter that OTP on submit OTP box and click on the Verify Button.
3. Go to the Cowin tab on the Aarogya Setu app and select the Vaccination tab. To continue, press the Proceed button.
4. A registration webpage will now open, on which you have to input the photo ID type, number, and full name. You have to provide the person’s gender and age. As photo ID proof, you can use a driver’s license or an Aadhaar card, for example.
5. Click the register button if the individual you’re registering is a senior citizen. If you’re reporting a person with comorbidities, you must select yes when the question “Do you have any comorbidities (pre-existing medical conditions)?” is asked. When going to the appointment, people between the ages of 45 and 60 will need to provide a medical certificate. After registration, a confirmation message is sent to the registered mobile number.
6. After the registration procedure is done, the system will show account information. A single person can add up to four other people to the previously entered mobile number. By clicking the ‘Add button’ and providing their details, you can also register other people.
7. In front of the account, you will get details for the registered names, a column labeled “Action” will display. Below it, you’ll see a calendar icon; click it to schedule an appointment.
8. You will be sent to the page “Make a Vaccination Appointment.” Now is the time to enter information such as the state/UT, district, block, and Pincode. Click the “Search” button once you’ve entered all of these facts.
9. A list of health centers will be developed, depending on your area. You can choose one and then check the dates of vaccination at those sites. You can select one that is comfortable for you if you have a choice of slots and dates. The following week you can also select days from and from the drop-down menu select “Book.”
10. The reservation details will be shown on the “Appointment Confirmation” page. If the information is correct, you can either click on “Confirm” or click on “Return” to make specific changes.
11. In the end, the “Successful Appointment” page will be displayed. The vaccination details can be downloaded and saved.
Process of Vaccination:
For getting the covid-19 vaccine in India, you have to take care of these things,
– Avoid wearing a full sleeve shirt or T-shirt; wearing a half sleeve shirt or T-shirt will help you to get vaccinated easily.
– Do not get the vaccine on an empty stomach
– Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated
– Go to your vaccination center and wait for your turn.
– When it is your turn, don’t panic just make yourself comfortable with the situation and easily get vaccinated.
– Cancel appointment if you notice covid-19 like symptoms
Symptoms or Side Effects After Getting Vaccinated (Vaccination Effects):
1. Common Side Effect:
We currently know that vaccination is the only way to protect yourself against severe diseases while the country is being subjected to the pressure of COVID-19.
It should be noted that after jab, it is normal to experience side effects, but it is only an indicator for the vaccine dose to build your body anticorps.
There is nothing to be afraid of because, after two-three days, most symptoms go away by themselves. Some of the common symptoms of the COVID-19 vaccine you may experience following the shot are present.
2. Fever and chills:
A common side effect of COVID-19 vaccines is fever accompanied by chills and shivers. You may experience an increase in body temperature after you get the shot. It may be higher than 100 F and one or two days after the jab.
An additional sign of vaccination’s work is fatigue or weakness after jab. You might feel very tired and lethargic. The duration may not exceed one or two days. Make sure you drink plenty of water, eat healthily, and relax.
The vaccine of COVID-19 contains virus antigens that help the body develop anticoronavirus antibodies. As a result, most of the vaccine’s side effects are like an infection. Headache can be a common sign, and a COVID symptom may be mistaken.
In many instances, fever, chills, and tiredness are accompanied by nausea. The urge to vomit may be felt, and that will subside for a short time.
6. Joint pain:
Other side effects of the vaccine are body aches and joint pain. Stiffness and swelling can also occur. In people over 50, this problem is more common.
7. Swelling in arms:
Redness and swelling of the arms can cause mild discomfort after jab, but with time it gets better. It could be helpful to move your arms a little.
In rare circumstances, after jab, a person may even experience diarrhea. It’s slight, and one day it goes away. Consult your doctor if it doesn’t get better.
Importance of vaccination:
From birth, many various viruses, bacteria, and other microbes are exposed to us constantly. Many are not harmful, but some can cause illness.
The immune system of the body helps protect us from infections. The immune system triggers a range of responses when exposed to a condition that neutralizes the microorganisms and restricts their damaging effects. Infectious disease exposure often provides lifetime protection (immunity), so the same disease is not retrieved. The microbe “reminds” our immune system.
Simple and Effective Protection:
When we have a disease, we often develop lifelong immunity. Some illnesses can, however, lead to severe complications and death sometimes. This immunity is aimed at the vaccination without any risk of the disease.
We activate the “memory” of the immune system when we vaccinate. A weakened microbe, a fragment, or something similar is added to your body during vaccination. Without getting sick, the immune system is then activated. Certain dangerous infectious diseases can quickly and effectively be prevented. Vaccination offers lifelong protection for some illnesses, but the Effect for others decreases after several years, and booster doses become necessary.
Precautions After vaccine:
– Stay in the immunization center for 15-30 minutes after the vaccination. You will receive close monitoring from health workers. Report if you feel dizzy or if you experience any allergic reactions, vomiting, or nausea.
– Drink plenty of fluids, and after your vaccine dose, keep your body hydrated.
– Avoid alcohol or cigarettes.
– Well, soothe your arm. Soothe your arm. A cool or wet cloth can be placed on the surface.
– Swing your vaccinated arm to alleviate the swelling.
– Be prepared for some minor adverse effects while protecting your body’s immune.
– If you have any of these symptoms, take paracetamol. Contact your doctor immediately if they last longer than a week.
– Wear lightweight dresses.
– Download your certificate of vaccination, set your second dose schedule and appointment schedule.
– Please note that after the second dose of the vaccine, antibodies that develop reach protection levels after 15 days. Be careful, therefore; don’t relax prevention.
– If you want to take a different medical vaccine, keep a gap of 14 days after you take the Covid-19 vaccination.
– If you have had immune suppressants, such as methotrexate, it is also essential that we talk to your doctor. Two weeks after the Covid-19 vaccine, your doctor might put the medication on hold.
– Similar symptoms after the first dose may occur after the second dose of the vaccine. Call your doctor if the side effects last longer than 1-2 days.