COVID VACCINE

SIDE EFFECTS OF COVID VACCINE

 

COVID VACCINE SIDE EFFECTS OF COVID VACCINE


Hello and welcome to Healthy Advice. I wouldn’t be wrong if I say that the year 2020 will be remembered as the “Covid Year” in history and we as a generation watched this story unfold from the wet markets of Wuhan, china to every street of every city in every country of this world. It has been more than one year of this pandemic which has had a devastating effect on this whole planet. With more than 92 million cases & 2 million deaths, this pandemic doesn’t seem to stop. The virus is surging in many regions and countries that had apparent success in suppressing the initial outbreaks and are also seeing a rise in infections again.

The World Health Organization has warned that the virus will continue to spread rapidly in the coming months. Many European countries witnessed an increase in cases during the autumn, and many countries implemented lockdowns and other restrictions to curb the infections. United Kingdom is also experiencing another steep rise in cases driven by a new, more easily spread, mutated variant of the virus. Several coronavirus vaccines have now been approved for use, either by individual countries, or the EU and WHO. There are currently more than 50 COVID-19 vaccine candidates in trials.

Currently, Some vaccines are authorized and recommended for COVID-19

 

• Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

• Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine

 

As of December 28, 2020, large-scale Phase 3 clinical trials are in progress for three COVID-19 vaccines in the United States:

• AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine

 

• Johnsen’s COVID-19 vaccine

• Novavax’s  COVID-19 vaccine

Two vaccines that have been granted emergency use authorization by the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) in India are

 Covishield®

(AstraZeneca's vaccine manufactured by Serum Institute of India)

And

Covaxin®

(manufactured by Bharat Biotech Limited).

 

COVID-19 vaccines help our bodies develop immunity to the virus that causes COVID-19, without us having to get the illness. Different types of vaccines work in different ways to offer protection, but with all types of vaccines, the body is left with a supply of “memory” T-lymphocytes, B-lymphocytes and antibodies that will remember how to fight that virus in the future. It typically takes a few weeks for the body to produce T-lymphocytes and B-lymphocytes after vaccination.

Sometimes after vaccination, the process of building immunity can cause symptoms, such as fever, muscle pain, fatigue etc. These symptoms are normal and are a sign that the body is building immunity. So, it’s very important that you understand the minor side-effects of Covid vaccine and also we will discuss some of the rare but serious complications that can occur. Also we will talk about whether you can get covid-19 from a covid vaccine? So, without further ado let’s begin.

 

The most common side effects that you can experience after COVID-19 Vaccine include:

• injection site pain • tiredness • headache

muscle pain • chills, swollen lymphnodes

• joint pain • fever • injection site swellin

 • injection site redness

And  nausea

These are known as minor or expected side effects of a vaccine and they can occur not just after Covid vaccine but in fact after most of the vaccines that you receive. These side effects occur because your body is adapting to the vaccine. You see, Vaccines work by introducing a small number of bacteria, virus or toxin into the body. Because the bacteria, virus or toxin have been killed or weakened, there's no risk of contracting the disease in question. However, your body responds as if it were under attack, and mounts an immune response. If, in the future, you do encounter that disease, you'll have an army of cells and antibodies ready to fight it. This means that any adverse effects you experience are unlikely to be caused by the bacteria, virus or toxin. Most of the common side effects such as a sore arm, redness and fever are caused by the injection, or by your own immune system fighting against the weakened invaders.

 

What are the chances of serious side effects ?

Serious adverse events, while possible, are very rare. Let’s take the example of yellow fever that is also caused by a virus. According to the WHO, serious side effects occur at a rate of around 0.09 to 0.4 cases per 10,000 doses of the yellow fever vaccine, in populations who haven't been exposed to the virus. By contrast, the serious form of yellow fever is fatal around half the time.

On a similar note, the rate of serious allergic reactions is around 1-2 cases per million across all vaccines. Compare that with the death rate for measles (around 1 in 500), and for flu which causes around 200 deaths in the UK alone, every winter, and it's obvious which is riskier.

 

What we need to understand are the risks and benefits

 

How many people are dying from yellow fever; how many people are dying  from measles VS how many died from any serious adverse effect of the vaccine. Clearly, adverse effects are tragic for the individual and the family but they are rare, and we need to balance this with the risks associated with that disease. So, there is a remote chance that Covid-19 Vaccine can cause a severe allergic reaction. A severe allergic reaction would usually occur within a few minutes to one hour after getting a dose of the COVID-19 Vaccine. For this reason, your vaccination provider may ask you to stay at the place where you received your vaccine for monitoring after vaccination.

 

Signs of a severe allergic reaction can include :

 

• Difficulty breathing

• Swelling of your face and throat

• A fast heartbeat

• A skin rash all over your body

• Dizziness and weakness

 

CAN THE COVID VACCINE GIVE ME COVID-19 ?

 

The simple answer to this question is a “BIG NO”. None of the COVID-19 Vaccines contain SARS-CoV-2 virus, so it is not possible that  you can CONTRACT covid-19 from the covid vaccine.

So I hope I was able to answer most of your questions regarding side effects of covid vaccine in this blog . If you have any more queries make sure to write them down in the comment section down below.

I hope you found this blog  helpful

 

Thank you so much..

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