Vaccination is the best hope against the pandemic. Learn more about the benefit of taking the vaccine, how it works, possible side effects and the importance of continuing COVID-safe practices even after the vaccination.
Following the first phase of vaccination drive which covered healthcare and frontline workers, the second population group to receive COVID 19 vaccine starting 1st March 2021 included citizens over 60 years of age and people 45 years or older with comorbid conditions. 1st April 2021 onwards, all citizens above 45 years of age, with or without comorbidities, are eligible to get vaccinated.
Vaccine has been introduced in the country only after the regulatory bodies cleared it based on its safety and efficacy.
Vaccination for COVID 19 is voluntary.
However, it is advisable to receive the complete schedule of COVID 19 vaccine for protecting oneself and limiting the spread of the disease.
It is advisable to receive the complete schedule of the vaccine irrespective of the past history of infection as it will help in developing a strong immune response.
Infected individuals should defer vaccination for 14 days after resolution of symptoms as they may increase the risk of spreading the virus to others at the vaccination site.
You may experience, common and minor side effects like pain, redness, or swelling at the vaccination site, headache, muscle or joint pain, fever of 100.4°F (38°C) or higher, chills and fatigue.
REPORT TO THE NEAREST EMERGENCY IN CASE OF THE FOLLOWING:
The safety and efficacy data from clinical trial of vaccine candidates are examined by the Drug Regulator before granting of the license. Hence, all the licensed COVID 19 vaccines will have comparable safety and efficacy.
However, it must be ensured that the entire schedule of vaccination is completed by only one type of vaccine as different COVID 19 vaccines are not interchangeable.
Any of the below mentioned ID with photo may be produced at time of registration.
No. registration is mandatory for COVID 19 vaccination.
Photo ID is a must for both registration and verification at session site to ensure that the intended person is vaccinated.
Following online registration, the beneficiary will receive SMS on their mobile number about the due date, place and time of vaccination.
Yes. On getting due doses of COVID 19 vaccine the beneficiary will receive SMS on their mobile number. After all doses of vaccine are administered, a QR code- based certificate will also be sent on their number.
Yes. Persons with one or more of these comorbid conditions are considered a high – risk category.They need to get COVID 19 vaccination after consulting their treating doctors.
Two doses of vaccine, 28 days apart, need to be taken by an individual to complete the vaccination schedule.
Protective levels of antibodies are generally developed two weeks after receiving the 2 nd dose of COVID 19 vaccine.