Coronavirus Vaccination and Its Myths
Here you will find the Coronavirus Vaccination and its myths. Coronavirus is a severe acute respiratory syndrome- Coronavirus (SARS -COV-2). It is a virus and the exact cause has not been detected yet. It is estimated to have existed million years back with bat and avian species. It was discovered in Wuhan China and took the pandemic form worldwide in 2019, December. The virus affects the lungs with symptoms like fever, cough, loss of smell/taste, dizziness, nausea
The coronavirus has changed over time and experts have noted gene mutations in COVID-19. The variants of Covid are as follows:
- Alpha (B. 1.1.7)
- Beta (B. 1.621)
- Gamma (P. 1)
- Delta (B. 1.617.2)
- Mu (B. 1.621)
Some of these virus mutations affect adversely the immune system whereas some spreads faster but cause mild effects. Although the pandemic seems in the process of control, it is our important responsibility to take precautions.
After the research and struggle of more than a year, scientists finally discovered coronavirus vaccination. Vaccines make your body ready to fight the virus when exposed. Vaccination has a positive effect in controlling the virus. We can hopefully soon go back to normalcy again.
Some information about vaccination.
- How many vaccinations are discovered? Brands of COVID vaccines. List of Covid Vaccines approved by WHO.
- Johnson and Johnson’s Janssen
- AstraZeneca AZD1222
- Vero Cells (BBIBP- CorV)
- Sinovac ( Coronavac)
- What are the intervals between Corona Virus Doses?
The doses that you need to take and time intervals are different according to the vaccines.
- Pfizer-BioNTech: You need to take 2 shots of the vaccine. 2nd shot should be taken three weeks or 21 days apart from 1st dose.
- Moderna: You need to get 2 doses. 2nd shot needs to be taken four weeks apart from the 1st dose.
- Johnson and Johnson’s Janssen: Only one shot is recommended to take of this vaccine.
- AstraZeneca AZD1222: You need to take 2 doses. 2nd dose is taken within 8-12 weeks.
- Covishield: This vaccine is taken in 2 doses. It is recommended that 2nd dose should be taken within 12-16 weeks.
- Sinopharm: 2 doses should be taken within 3-4 weeks.
- Vero Cells (BBIBP- CorV): 2 doses are taken within 14-28 days.
- Sinovac ( Coronavac): 2 doses should be taken within 2-4 weeks.
- Who should be vaccinated first for COVID – 19 vaccine?
- Health workers and older people are prioritized as they are at high risk. Health workers are more exposed to the virus and older people have low immunity. After the health workers and older people, the people age 12 and above are vaccinated.
- Can I get the vaccination, if I am Corona positive?
- No. if you are corona positive you cannot take any vaccines. Either you have mild symptoms or severe it’s not recommended to take any shots unless you have fully recovered. Your quarantine days must be ended, only then you can take the vaccination.
- Do we have any side effects after the vaccination?
- The side effects may differ according to the specific vaccine. Some of the common side effects that are short-lasting and you need not panic are as follows:
- Mild Fever
- Pain and redness at the injected part of your shoulder
- Headache and fatigue
- Is it safe to take paracetamol before receiving the COVID-19 vaccine?
- No. It is not recommended to take paracetamol before receiving the vaccine.
- Can I take paracetamol after the vaccination?
- Yes, if you are feeling pain in your body and you got fever after the shot. You can take the medicine after the shot.
- Can pregnant and breastfeeding women take a corona vaccination?
- Yes, pregnant and breastfeeding women are recommended to take the vaccination.
The following are the myths spreading all over social media. These are all myths and there is no proof that they are correct:
- Covid vaccines cause other Variants.
- Vaccines are not that effective as they were developed without proper clinical trials.
- Vaccines contain Microchips.
- Some of the blood groups do not get covid, so no need for vaccination.
- Children are not affected by covid, thus no needed vaccination.
- Vaccines have magnetic elements in them and iron metal gets stuck on the area vaccinated.
- Pregnant women cannot take the vaccination.
- Vaccines will affect and alter DNA.
- Vaccines effects Fertility.
- Don’t need to take precautions after the vaccine because we cannot get covid after vaccination.
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The above statements are all myths spreading negatively in social media. It has been hyped all over Facebook, WhatsApp, TikTok, and Twitters by those with half knowledge. These people do not have any authority. There is no evidence supporting these myths. Do not follow these rumors and get proper information through authorized health channels like WHO, doctors, and health workers. Vaccinations are provided after many clinical trials, proving it’s safe and effective for humans. Therefore, get vaccinated and help take full responsibility for your community to get rid of Coronavirus.
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