Precautions To Take After Covid-19 Vaccination
Published On May 04, 2021 11:00 AM By Sakshi Aggarwal
India is currently combating the second wave of coronavirus (Covid-19). The vaccination drive for Covid-19 started in the country in January 2021 with two vaccines namely Covaxin and Covishield. Until May 3rd, 12.6 Crore people have received one dose of Covid-19 vaccine whereas 2.75 Crore people have received both doses.
In the ongoing third phase of the vaccination drive, people aged more than 18 years can register themselves for the vaccination. While in the second and the first phase, people aged more than 60 years and those above 45 years with comorbidities, and healthcare workers and frontline workers were vaccinated.
Getting vaccinated is important because a person does not get seriously ill even if he/she catches the virus, after getting both doses. But an individual's responsibility does not end only with getting vaccinated. There are some precautions that need to be taken after getting the Covid-19 vaccine.
Precautions to Take Post Covid-19 Vaccination
Even after being vaccinated with both doses, an individual is still vulnerable to contract the virus, although with mild symptoms, and thereby spread it as well. So, for them, it is recommended to use a mask when in public places or otherwise, even after getting vaccinated.
Those who have been vaccinated should still avoid visiting crowded places, follow social distancing practices, disinfect frequently touched surfaces, and maintain proper hand hygiene. Also, one should follow cough and sneeze etiquette at all times.
It is advised to immediately consult the doctor in case anyone is experiencing Covid-19 symptoms. Covid-19 symptoms include hand pain, cough, sneeze, fever, headache, fatigue, and chills. It is recommended to take doctor’s prescribed medications, stay hydrated, and take enough rest. It is also recommended to avoid strenuous activities for at least 4-5 days after getting the Covid-19 vaccination.
As per experts, intake of alcohol and smoking should be avoided for a few days. But nothing signifies that vaccination should be avoided.
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Disclaimer: This article is issued in the general public interest and meant for general information purposes only. Readers are advised not to rely on the contents of the article as conclusive in nature and should research further or consult an expert in this regard.