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Don’t hesitate. Vaccinate.

COVID-19 vaccination for citizens aged 45 – 59 years with comorbidities like Hypertension, Diabetes, Cardiac issues and over 60 years of age has started from 1st March. To get vaccinated, as per the Government of India, it is mandatory to register on www.cowin.gov.in
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We encourage all eligible citizens to come forward, get Vaccinated and help the country become Covid-19 free.

Frequently Asked Questions

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE COVID VACCINE?

1. After the healthcare and frontline workers, the second group to receive COVID 19 vaccine starting 1st March 2021 will be persons over 60 years of age and persons 45 years or older with comorbid conditions

WHO ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR VACCINE?

1. Since trials have not been conducted on pregnant women, it is not advised for them to take a vaccine shot. "Women who are pregnant or not sure of their pregnancy or lactating should not receive Covid-19 vaccine at this time.

2. Persons with a history of anaphylactic or an allergic reaction to a previous dose of vaccine

3. Immediate or delayed onset anaphylaxis or allergic reaction to vaccines or injectable therapies, pharmaceutical products, food items etc

WHAT ARE THE IDENTITY DOCUMENTS TO CARRY FOR THE VACCINATION?

The documents include Aadhar Card, PAN Card, Driving License, Passport, Voter ID, Health Insurance Smart Card issued under the Ministry of Labour scheme, Passbooks issued by Bank/Post Office, Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) Job Card, and Service Identity Card with a photograph or a Pension Document.

ABOUT VACCINE DOSES

1. Two doses of vaccine, 28 days apart, are needed. This needs to be taken by all to complete the vaccination schedule.

WHAT ARE THE SPECIAL PRECAUTION?

1. The vaccine should be administered with caution in persons with a history of any bleeding or coagulation disorder (like clotting factor deficiency, coagulopathy or platelet disorder).

2. You should rest for at least half an hour after taking the Covid-19 vaccine in the observation area of vaccination site. Any symptoms or discomfort must be reported to the Healthcare worker.

WHAT ARE THE ADVERSE EVENTS WITH THE VACCINE?

1. Injection tenderness, injection site pain, headache, fatigue, fever, nausea are some minor adverse events that may occur.

2. Very rare events of demyelinating disorders have been reported following vaccination, the Govt. advisory says.

Is it mandatory to take the vaccine?

Vaccination for COVID-19 is voluntary. However, it is advisable to receive the complete schedule of COVID-19 vaccine for protecting one-self against this disease and also to limit the spread of this disease to the close contacts including family members, friends, relatives and co-workers.

Will the vaccine be safe?

Safety is the most important factor, and all standard precautions as have been followed in the past for giving vaccine approval will be followed in this case too.

Can a person with an active Covid-19 infection be vaccinated?

Active and symptomatic individuals should defer vaccination for 8 – 12 weeks after the symptoms are resolved.

In the above group of citizens*, can those who are on medication for illnesses like cancer, diabetes, hypertension etc. take the vaccine?

Individuals who have one or more co-morbid conditions should take the vaccine because they are part of the high-risk group. The medication will not interfere with vaccine efficacy.

What about the possible side-effects from COVID-19 vaccine?

As is true for other vaccines, the common side effects in some individuals could be mild fever, pain, etc. at the site of injection. States have been asked to start making arrangements to deal with any Covid-19 vaccine-related side-effects as one of the measures towards safe vaccine delivery among masses.

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