In India, cases of infection with the coronavirus have increased to more than 10 million, while more than one lakh 50 thousand people have died. However, people are also recovering fast here. Apart from this, vaccination is also going to start, for which again the vaccine's dry run i.e. vaccination is being rehearsed. Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan requested the Health Ministers of the states to be vigilant about rumors about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine. Let's know from the expert what will be the vaccination process and its reaction ...
How were the results of the dry run so far?
Dr. Geeta Kamapani of Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi says, "So far there have been two dry runs. Now the third dry run is taking place across the country on Friday, except in Uttar Pradesh and Haryana. The results so far have been satisfactory. No problems with transportation have been found. We have been able to maintain the temperature required for the vaccine.
Will everyone who gets vaccinated react?
Dr. Geeta Kamapani says, 'No, it is not so. Actually, each vaccine has a protein component, which acts as its adjuvant, so that the effect of the vaccine will last longer. For people who are allergic to certain types of proteins, the reaction may be more if they are given the vaccine. For people who are very allergic to protein components, it would be better if they do not get this vaccine, because those people may have anaphylaxis. However, it is very unlikely to happen.
Can there be a reaction after the vaccine is placed?
Dr. Geeta Kamapani explains, 'The vaccine currently applied to children also has reactions such as mild fever, rashes or allergies. These occur for a short period of time. If there is a reaction in the vaccine of Kovid-19, then its effect will be very less. For example, at the place where the injection will be given, it may turn red or the skin becomes hard, itchy or it may be a mild fever, body pain, cold, cough for 24 hours, you can take paracetamol for it. '
Misleading things are being spread on social media about vaccination, how to avoid them?
Dr. Geeta Kamapani says, 'Apart from misleading news on social media, different fake apps have also been made in the name of Kovin. Don't get caught in their affair. Registration has not yet started on the Kovin app of the Government of India. It is expected that registration and vaccination will begin in 10 days. This will be officially given by the Ministry of Health.
What will be the vaccination process?
Dr. Geeta Kamapani explains, 'The first step is to register on the Kovin app. After this, verification will be done with a photo identity card and an Aadhaar card. The vaccine will then be injected and the person placed in observation for 30 minutes to see if there are any immediate effects. Similarly, the second dose will be called four weeks later.