Covid 19 Updates: Covid 19 vaccine and necessary informations
Covid 19 is been affecting the entire nation immensely for the past few weeks. The total number of positive cases and death rates are increasing day by day and the nation is facing oxygen scarcity. One of the most prevalent confusions around the Coronavirus vaccines these days is how long should a person wait to get the vaccine after getting infected who can take vaccine and who cannot.
A person can take Covid 19 vaccine right after recovering from the disease, but only if they do not have any symptoms. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), however, suggests waiting for 90 days from the day you test positive for COVID-19 disease if you haven’t received any shot yet.
Who cannot take Covid Vaccine
People who have weak immune system or are on medicines that affect the immunity
If have any history of allergies
Have fever or bleeding disorder or are on a blood thinner
Are pregnant or breastfeeding since the effect of the vaccine has not been studied in pregnant women and nursing mothers
Have received another coronavirus vaccine
Any other serious health-related issues as determined by the healthcare officer supervising vaccine
Why do we need two dose for some vaccine?
Some COVID-19 vaccines require two doses because the second dose helps to better reinforce the immune response.
To be noted
Vaccines teach our immune system how to recognise and fight an external threat in this case, the virus that causes Covid-19. It typically takes a few weeks after vaccination for the body to build protection (immunity) against the virus.
This means that a person could still get infected by Covid-19 in the few days immediately following the vaccination, because the person would not have had enough time to develop immunity.
Therefore, basic precautionary measures must be followed even after vaccination. Face masks, hand hygiene, and physical distancing in public places must not be abandoned just because a vaccine has been taken. Cough/sneeze manners also needs to be followed.
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