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Frequently Asked Question about COVID 19 Vaccination

DayToDay Team
April 12, 2021

Engulfing the entire 2020 and now 2021, COVID 19 has created chaos all over the globe. Hospitals and pharmaceutical labs have been working tirelessly to produce vaccinations to counter the virus. While the vaccinations have been made available to health workers, armed personals, and individuals with comorbidities, people still have questions about it. Let’s take a closer look at the frequently asked question about the COVID 19 vaccination.

COVID 19 Vaccination FAQs


  1. Is there a way an individual can register for the vaccination?

Yes, an individual can get registered for the vaccination on the Co-WIN portal and schedule their visit.


  1. Where are the vaccinations available?

One can get vaccinated from government and private health facilities, also known as COVID vaccination centers.


  1. Are on-the-spot registrations an option?

Individuals can get on-the-spot registration only at a Government COVID vaccination center. In case one has issues registering, they can seek assistance through the local government health workers. For a Private COVID vaccination center, registration is not available on the spot. It has to be done online and before the appointment.


  1. What documents are required for the registration for getting the COVID coronavirus vaccine India?

Any of the following documents can be used for registration

  • Aadhar Card
  • Drivers Licence
  • PAN card
  • MGNREGA job card
  • Passport
  • Pension Document
  • Voter ID
  • Passbooks issued by bank or post office
  • Official Identity Card issued by MLAs, MLCs
  • Smart card issued by RGI under NPR


  1. Which are the COVID 19 vaccinations licensed in India?

The COVID 19 vaccinations licensed in India are Covishield (by Serum Institute of India) and Covaxin (by Bharat Biotech Limited).


  1. What is the dosing schedule for the vaccination?

The vaccination is given in two dosages, 4-8 weeks apart.


  1. Is taking the COVID vaccination mandatory?

The COVID 19 vaccination is not mandatory at the moment, but it is advised that individuals above the age of 45 and individuals with comorbidities get themselves vaccinated as earliest as possible.


  1. Should an individual who is COVID positive get vaccinated?

An individual who is COVID positive runs at a risk of infecting other people. Such individuals should remain isolated and get themselves vaccinated four to eight weeks after their COVID symptoms resolve.


  1. Should an individual who has had COVID infection previously, get vaccinated?

Yes, an individual who has been COVID positive previously and has recovered now should get vaccinated. The vaccination helps improve the immune response against the disease.


  1. Is one still supposed to take precautions after the vaccination?

Yes, it is compulsory to take precautions after the vaccination. The vaccination is not a guarantee that the infection won’t happen. It only promotes the body’s immune system to fight the virus. Individuals are advised to continue to maintain distance, sanitize and wash their hands frequently, and wear a mask.


  1. Who all are to avoid the vaccination?

The following should avoid the vaccination

  • Pregnant and lactating women
  • Individuals who have had an allergic reaction to the first COVID 19 dosage
  • Individuals who are COVID positive. They should wait 4-8 weeks before getting vaccinated
  • Individuals with SARS-CoV-2 infection
  • Hospitalized individuals (for any other illness)


  1. Should individuals with chronic disease get vaccinated?

Yes, individuals with chronic diseases like cardiac ailments, respiratory problems, neurological, metabolic disorders, and malignancies should get themselves vaccinated as earliest as possible.


  1. Does an individual need to continue wearing a mask after getting vaccinated?

Yes, it is compulsory to follow all COVID 19 appropriate precautions, including wearing a mask, even after getting a vaccination for COVID 19.


  1. How long can the vaccination protect an individual from the COVID virus?

The longevity of the vaccination is yet to be determined. So, it is advised to follow all COVID 19 appropriate precautions.


  1. Are there any side effects of the COVID vaccination?

The body’s immunity may cause the following reactions within the first 2-4 days.

  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle ache
  • Redness at the injection site
  • Fever


  1. Is an individual allowed to consume alcohol after the vaccination for COVID 19?

Alcohol is known to suppress the immune response. Hence, it is advised to avoid consuming alcohol for two weeks after the vaccination.


  1. Can one travel freely once vaccinated?

It is recommended to travel only when it is necessary. It is important to note that individuals who have been vaccinated can still get COVID and spread it to another individual without their knowledge.


  1. Does everyone experience side effects after the vaccination?

No, not every individual who is vaccinated needs to have side effects.


  1. Can individuals consuming antibiotics or antiviral medication get vaccinated?

Yes, individuals consuming antibiotics or antiviral medication can get vaccinated, considering that the medications they are taking are not for COVID.


  1. Can COVID 19 vaccination cause problems in menstruation or infertility?

No, COVID 19 vaccination cannot cause any problems related to menstruation or infertility.


Conclusion

The COVID 19 vaccination doesn’t give the guarantee to eliminate the virus but gives the strength to limit it from spreading within the body, and outside it. While the vaccination for COVID 19 is being administered to those who volunteer, DayToDay urges everyone to sanitize, maintain 6 feet distance, wear a mask, and get vaccinated at the earliest.

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