The year 2020 tested the patience of the world with a novel coronavirus, the COVID-19 which originated in Wuhan, China. Since then the whole world saw some of the strictest, lockdowns, bans & regulations being implemented by the various governments of the world.
But soon enough with multiple clinical trials & research a plethora of COVID- 19 vaccines have been developed by various fraternities globally. As per CDC’s data as on 15th January 2021, Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine & Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine are some of the authorised vaccines. Vaccines like AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine, Janssen’s COVID-19 vaccine &
Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine was under phase three clinical trials till december 2020.
Quite recentlyIndia’s drug regulator has given the green light to Covishield (the local name for the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine developed in the UK) and Covaxin, locally-made by India’s pharma company Bharat Biotech & India has begun a huge inoculation drive throughout the country along with shipping huge doses to its neighboring countries & as a goodwill gesture to various
As per a new article published in BBC News India is a Vaccine Powerhouse as it makes 60% of the world’s vaccines and is home to half a dozen major manufacturers.
In Spite of such prowess, there has been a huge uproar about the COVID-19 vaccination & a lot of rumours , such as the vaccines not being safe or the vaccines causing COVID are being circulated about it.
We have compiled a list of 5 key aspects related to the COVID- 19 vaccine in this blog, this will give you an insight into the safety of the COVID-19 vaccines & how taking them will help you ensure the safety of your loved ones.
- These vaccines don’t cause COVID-19
Technically these vaccines are made out of dead COVID viruses making it safe to be injected in the body. On administration the body’s immune cells recognise the dead virus & prompt the immune system to make antibodies against COVID-19 viruses.
- The vaccines are absolutely safe in spite of being manufactured in a short time
These vaccines are being used for inoculation only after the governing & concerned regulatory bodies have cleared it, they are absolutely safe & have been cleared by multiple clinical trials.
- India made vaccines are as effective as any other
No vaccine is ever launched until and unless it has been cleared in all the clinical trials. Even the ones made in India , go through the same rigorous process. The Covishield &Covaxin are extremely safe, in fact even countries like Brazil, Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar, Seychelles etc are giving their citizens India made vaccines.
- It’s easy to get the vaccines
Currently to get the vaccines you simply have to register with the health department to get the vaccines doses administered. Any of the below mentioned ID with Photo may be produced at the time of registration:
- Driving License
- Health Insurance Smart Card issued under the scheme of Ministry of Labour
- Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) Job Card
- Official identity cards issued to MPs/MLAs/MLCs
- PAN Card
- Passbooks issued by Bank/Post Office
- Pension Document
- Service Identity Card issued to employees by Central/ State Govt./ Public Limited Companies
- Voter ID
After your registration, you will get an SMS on the registered mobile number about the date , time & place of getting the vaccines.
- There is no need to panic over the mild side effects of vaccination.
Any vaccination has some after effects on the body, the common side effects in some individuals could be mild fever, pain, etc. at the site of injection. But it is nothing to be panicked about. They any which ways subside soon & it is just the body’s immune system responding to vaccines and it will help the body in building immunity in the long term against COVID-19.
We hope this article will help you in gaining a better understanding of the COVID-19 vaccine & its application. There is no need to worry about getting vaccinated however don’t forget to follow the current guidelines related to COVID-19 even after you have been vaccinated.
Let’s stand together to ensure that the world is COVID-19 free & our loved ones & the world at large is safe from this Pandemic.
Let’s support the vaccination drive & help the government achieve great success in its inoculation drive.