COVID-19 Vaccine Side-Effects | But No Need To Worry

India approved two vaccines- Oxford-AstraZeneca’s Covishield and Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin for emergency use authorisation, Earlier this month. More than three crore healthcare and frontline workers across the country will be vaccinated during the first phase of the coronavirus vaccine drive which started on January 16.

As per reports, around 52 healthcare workers who were inoculated on Saturday has suffered side-effects from the COVID-19 vaccine. Although 51 of them suffered from minor side-effects from the vaccine, one recipient showed a severe Side-Effect.

The Recipient who experienced severe side-effects was immediately admitted to the ICU ward at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) after he developed a headache, rashes, respiratory distress, and tachycardia. Doctors and eyewitnesses said he was given Avil and Hydrocortisone initially, but it showed no improvement. As a result, doctors decided to stabilise the reactions using adrenaline.

This case raises many big questions if the COVID-19 vaccine is even safe and what to expect after getting vaccinated.

What are the Side-Effects of Coronavirus Vaccine?

For Covishield

  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Injection Site Pain
  • Discomfort
  • Muscle Pain
  • Fatigue
  • Feverish
  • Chills
  • Nausea

Paracetamol can be given to the recipient facing any such side-effects.On rare occasions, the advisory says that rare events of demyelinating disorders have been reported following vaccination.

For Covaxin

  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Injection Site Pain
  • Injection Site Swelling
  • Fever
  • Cold
  • Cough
  • Sweating
  • Tremor
  • Dizziness
  • Discomfort
  • Muscle Pain
  • Body Pain
  • Abdominal Pain

Paracetamol can given for symptomatic relief from post-vaccination adverse reactions, the letter read.

Tips to Reduce Swelling and Pain due to Covid Vaccine Shot

  • Apply a clean, cool, wet washcloth over the area.
  • Exercise the arm to reduce the pain.
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