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FAQs For Covid-19 Vaccination

With the drastic rise in Covid-19 cases within the country, there has been a lot of uncertainty revolving around the second strain of the virus as well as the Covid-19 Vaccination.

In this blog, we have tried to answer some of the common queries people have regarding the virus and its impact, along with questions pertaining to the vaccination process. The following answers have been provided by a qualified doctor.


Q. What is the ideal isolation period for COVID-19?

A: 17 days

Q: What are the various remedies against COVID?

A: Remedies are as follow:

  1. Take steam 4 times a day.
  2. Do gargle 4 times a day
  3. Take vitamins every day from today.
  4. Measure your temperature and oxygen level regularly.
  5. Take doctor's consultation in case of any mild symptoms immediately.
Q. Should one go for a COVID test after the isolation period is over?

A: The individual may go for the test, though it is advised not to as an individual is ideally COVID free after completing the isolation period and the resources are scarce in India.

Q. Should citizens go for general surgery right now?

A: Citizens should avoid general surgery which can be avoided for the next 2 months as surgery decreases the immunity of an individual.

Q. How many more waves of COVID-19 can India expect?

A: There have been 2 waves of COVID-19 till now, we can expect 2 more waves in the upcoming months.

Q. When is the COVID-19 Vaccination starting for the 18+ age group?

A: COVID-19 Vaccination for the 18+ age group is starting from 1st May 2021 though it is expected to be delayed due to the short supply of the vaccine.

Q. How many types of vaccines are there and which one is the best?

A: There are three types: Covishield, Covaxin, and Stupnik V.
There is not enough data available for Covaxin and Stupnik V to comment on which is better, Covishield is the most commonly used vaccine in India to date.

Q. How many doses of vaccine are there in the COVID vaccination procedure?

A: 2 doses taken in a gap of 6-8 weeks!

Q: Can an individual change the type of vaccine in the process of vaccination?

A: No. If an individual has taken a particular type of vaccine in 1st dose, they have to stick with that in the 2nd dose also.

Q: When can someone take the vaccine after being affected by COVID?

A: One should take the first dose of vaccine after 2 weeks starting from the 17th day of the isolation period.

Q: When should you take the 2nd dose of vaccination?

A: After taking the first dose, one should go for the second dose after 6-8 weeks.

Q: When is an individual fully vaccinated?

A: After 15 days from the second dose an individual is fully vaccinated!

Q: Till when does the vaccine work?

A: A vaccine is effective till 3-4 months from the day when the person is fully vaccinated.

Q: What is the proof that one has been vaccinated?

A: After getting vaccinated, the vaccine provider generates a certificate in your name stating your vaccination proof.

Q: What are the precautions that need to be taken before and after getting vaccinated?

A: Precautions:
Before Vaccination

  1. Making sure that there are no COVID-19 symptoms.
  2. Having a proper meal.
  3. Consulting your doctor in case of any health conditions.
  4. Maintaining social distancing and proper sanitization.

After vaccination

  1. Being under observation for 30 mins.
  2. Avoiding exercise and hardcore activities.
  3. Taking medication in case of fever.
  4. Maintaining social distancing and proper sanitization.
Q. Can you get affected by Covid even after vaccination?

A: Yes, you may get affected by COVID-19 even after a vaccine as vaccines provide 70% immunity from the virus and 90% immunity from its severe conditions and symptoms.

Q. Can the vaccine be taken during pregnancy or lactation period?

A: No, the vaccine is not given in maternity, while after six months of the lactation period a mother can have the vaccine.

Q. In what health conditions, does the vaccine have a contradiction?

A: In the following conditions:

  • Suffering from COVID-19
  • Pregnancy
  • Pre-operation condition
Q. In what health conditions, does the vaccine not have a contradiction?

A: In the following conditions:

  • Suffering from Chronic Diseases like Diabetes, Hypertension, etc.
  • Post-operation condition
  • Viral fever, low bone density, etc.

These can be consulted with the doctor and the individual can get a clean chit before getting vaccinated.

Q. Can an infant be vaccinated?

A: Yes an infant can get the vaccination.

Q. Do you need to maintain safety after vaccination?

A: Yes you need to maintain safety and proper prevention even after vaccination as it protects you by 70% from the virus and you can still get affected.

Q. What supplements should one take in this Global Pandemic?

A: Having a balanced diet and drinking plenty of water with these 4 supplements can be beneficiary:

  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D
  • Zinc
  • Multi-vitamin
Q: What is the procedure for getting vaccinated?

A: Steps for getting vaccines:

  • Get yourself registered on the Co-win portal or book a slot in a private hospital using photo identity proof - https://selfregistration.cowin.gov.in/
  • Once the registration is done or the slot is booked, you will receive an SMS on the registered number confirming the date and time for the vaccination.
  • On the day of the first dose of the vaccination, when you reach the location, the authorities will confirm your registration and administer the first dose.
  • Having successfully received the first dose, you will be timely informed about the second dose vaccination day by your vaccine provider.
  • Once you receive the second dose of vaccine, you will receive a government-generated vaccination certificate as a link in your registered mobile number

We hope this blog helped you get a better understanding of Covid-19.

Stay healthy stay safe!

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