Vaccination Against COVID 19
The COVID-19 vaccines produce protection against the disease, as a result of developing an immune response to the SARS-Cov-2 virus. Developing immunity through vaccination means there is a reduced risk of developing the illness and its consequences. This immunity helps you fight the virus if exposed. Getting vaccinated may also protect people around you, because if you are protected from getting infected and from disease, you are less likely to infect someone else.
Which vaccines are available in India?
Two vaccines that have been granted emergency use authorization by the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) in India are Covishield® (AstraZeneca's vaccine manufactured by Serum Institute of India) and Covaxin® (manufactured by Bharat Biotech Limited).
Sputnik V vaccine against Covid-19 developed by Russia's Gamaleya National Center will be available in India markets very soon. Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccines might soon make its way to India.
Who should get vaccinated?
The COVID-19 vaccines are safe for most people 18 years and older, including those with pre-existing conditions of any kind, including auto-immune disorders. These conditions include: hypertension, diabetes, asthma, pulmonary, liver and kidney disease, as well as chronic infections that are stable and controlled.
Who should not take vaccination?
There are certain condition when it is suggested to avoid taking vaccination for COVID 19 infection. A person with history of allergic reaction to a previous dose of COVID-19 vaccine should not take next dose of vaccine. Any immediate or delayed-onset allergic reactions to any other vaccines, medications or food items should also avoid getting vaccination.
Any person who is very sick or hospitalized (with or without intensive care) patients due to any illne