World’s biggest COVID-19 vaccine drive has started in India with the aim of warding off coronavirus away from the country. Currently, two vaccines, Bharat Biotech’s COVAXIN and Serum Institute Covishield, are being administered to the frontline workers.
However, within 3 days of the vaccination drive, India has reported over 447 cases of adverse reaction caused after vaccination of over 3.5-lakh people till Monday.
This has inspired Bharat Biotech to come up with a fact sheet that details conditions when people must not consider getting vaccinated.
The fact sheet shared on the company’s website said those suffering from allergies, fever, or a bleeding disorder, among other conditions, must take advice from the vaccine administrator before getting the jab and possibly steer clear of taking the Covaxin shot.
Here is what you must inform the vaccine provider before getting the vaccine:
Those who have received another Covid-19 vaccine already should also not receive the jab, the fact sheet has said.
“Individuals who are prioritised under the public health program of the ministry of health and family welfare, will be covered under this endeavour. Informing the individuals about the offer for a vaccination with Covaxin will rest with the respective government program officials. Those offered Covaxin at pre-specified booths will have the options to receive or reject administration of the vaccine,” the document has further specified, on the eligibility of those to receive the vaccine.
Who must not get the vaccine?
As per the official data, till Monday 5 PM, as many as 3,81,305 people have so been vaccinated. Among these 580 people have reported adverse effects of the vaccine.
Of the 1,48,266 beneficiaries who were administered the vaccine on Monday, 8,656 were from Bihar, 1,822 from Assam, 36,888 from Karnataka, 7,070 from Kerala, 6,665 from Madhya Pradesh, 7,628 from Tamil Nadu, 10,352 from Telangana, 11,588 from West Bengal, and 311 were from Delhi.
To report the adverse effect of the Bharat Biotech’s COVAXIN, you can call on 18001022245 or email at [email protected]