Covid Vaccination Phase 2: What Are The Likely Symptoms After Taking Covishield, Covaxin Vaccines

Covid Vaccination Phase 2: What Are The Likely Symptoms After Taking Covishield, Covaxin Vaccines

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Phase 2 of the vaccination drive against the coronavirus - in which people aged above 60 and those above 45 with comorbidities are being inoculated - began on Monday. The Centre said over 25 lakh people registered for vaccination on the first day on CoWin portal. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also took the shot of Bharat Biotech's Covaxin - the homegrown vaccine linked to hesitancy because its clinical trial results are not out yet - sending out a message that the drug is safe for use. Covishield, being manufactured by Serum Institute of India, is the other vaccine being used in the campaign. The government has said both vaccines are safe for use, but there are some associated side-effects. The companies have detailed these possible adverse events in fact-sheets uploaded on their websites.

Who should not take Covaxin?

Those who have any history of allergies, fever, bleeding disorder or are on a blood thinner, are immune-compromised or are on a medicine that affects your immune system, are pregnant, are breastfeeding, have received another COVID-19 vaccine, any other serious health related issues, as determined by the vaccinator/officer supervising vaccination, must not take Covaxin.

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