Whom Do I Contact In Case Of Side Effects From COVID-19 Vaccination?
Updated On Jul 06, 2021
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Since getting a vaccination against coronavirus is the only resort, for now, it is important to get your required doses. However, there have been concerns about side effects after vaccination. This is especially pertinent for those who have comorbidities or are old. It is crucial that you monitor your condition even after you get vaccinated.
At present, there are two vaccines that are being given out in India, the Covaxin by Bharat Biotech and the Covishield by Serum Institute of India. Since these vaccines are intended to trigger a strong immunological response, you might experience some side effects. This article will discuss some of the common side effects and about who you can contact in case of any problems.
Common Side Effects of COVID-19 Vaccination
As previously mentioned, it is quite normal to have some side effects. These are common and are mostly not a cause for alarm. They indicate your body is, in fact, trying to build an immunological response which is a good sign. Listed here are some of the most common ones that have been observed. If you are not feeling extreme discomfort from them, there is probably no need for concern.
Common Side Effects of Covaxin
- Swelling, redness and pain at the vaccination spot
- Stiffness and weakness in the injection arm
- Body ache
Common Side Effects of Covishield
- Tenderness, pain, warmth, redness, itching, swelling, bruising at the injection spot
- Chills and fever
- Joint and muscle pain
- Lump at the injection site
- Temporary flu-like symptoms of runny nose, sore throat, cough
Precautions To Take Before Getting Vaccinated For COVID-19
It is important to inform the doctor of your condition before you take the vaccine. If you suffer from any critical or terminal illnesses, make sure to get a consultation beforehand. If you are required to take any blood-thinning medication it is a must that you consult your regular doctor as well as inform the centre when you are taking the vaccine. If you have already had Covid, you must wait for 90 days before you can get your vaccine. To get vaccinated, you must register yourself on one of the official channels that have been set up and book a slot at your nearest centre offering vaccination.
Whom Do I Contact in Case of Side Effects from Vaccination?
Observe yourself for 30 minutes after receiving a vaccination and inform authorities in case of any side-effects at helpline number (+91) 11-23978046. In case of extreme discomfort after getting vaccinated, contact a doctor as soon as possible. You may contact your regular doctor and then proceed according to their instructions. As most hospitals are now full of COVID-19 patients, it is advisable to take remote consultation as long as it is possible. If you take regular medication, make sure to mention it along with your problem.
Getting vaccinated is one of the only ways to combat the coronavirus currently. It not only protects you but also your family. As most government facilities are giving it for free, it is advisable to get vaccinated as soon as possible. There has been no concrete evidence of severe side effects due to vaccination by either of the two vaccines. Although there have been some deaths, they have mostly been ruled out as caused by other factors.
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.