Precautions you should take before and after getting covid vaccine
Second wave of coronavirus is getting worse as cases are rising daily. Availability of medical support, hospital beds and oxygen cylinders is becoming a huge challenge for people. In this fight against the pandemic covid vaccine has emerged as a ray of hope. In the third phase of the vaccination drive, the government has announced that from May 1, everyone above 18 years of age is eligible to get the vaccine. It is necessary to first register online on CoWin portal for booking an appointment for vaccination. Till now more than 1.63 crore people have received vaccines in the country. While there has been no record of any adverse effect on anyone, some recipients have reported some side-effects or mild illness. Experts suggest that covid vaccines are efficient and safe. However, some precautions should be taken care of before and after taking covid vaccine.
Here are some precautions that you should take before and after getting vaccinated.
Things to know before getting covid vaccine
- If you have any pre-existing medical conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, renal illnesses, then it is important to consult your doctor before getting vaccinated.
- If a person has allergies to medication, or drugs, it is important to get an all-clear from a medical practitioner and proceed for vaccination under medical advice from your doctor.
- Eat well and take medicines, if prescribed, ahead of vaccination and try to be as relaxed as possible
- Cancer patients, especially those on chemotherapy, must seek medical advice before vaccinating.
- People who have received blood plasma or monoclonal antibodies as part of Covid-19 treatment, or those who have been infected in the last one and a half months are advised to not take the vaccine right now.
Do’s and don’ts after getting covid vaccine
- One may feel common side effects like pain at the injection site, light fever, tiredness, etc. in this case do not panic, these will go away in a few days.
- if you experience any discomfort after taking the vaccine. Consult your doctor and work as recommended.
- Eat nutritious food and drink enough fluids to improve your immunity
- Ensure to get good sleep and avoid alcohol, smoking etc.
- Do follow all the covid precautions. Wear a mask, keep sanitizing and follow social distancing. Avoid going out unless it is urgent.
There is a gap of 28 days between the first and the second dose. It typically takes a few weeks after vaccination for the body to build immunity against the virus. So there are chances that a person could still get infected by Covid-19 in the few days immediately following the vaccination. of getting covid. Do follow all the necessary covid precautions. Get vaccinated and stay safe.