The development of the vaccines is a sense of relief in the middle of Covid pandemic. The country witnessed the world’s largest immunization drive on January 16. On the day of the vaccination many corona warriors volunteered to get the shot.
A healthcare staff, Avinesh Kumar, at the Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital in Delhi was one of the few who got vaccinated today. According to media reports, he suffered mild reaction post COVID-19 vaccination.
Vinesh Kumar, another healthcare officer experienced suffocation followed by weakness in the body post the vaccination. He also experienced pain in the injection site. Five minutes after the does was administered, effects were severe, and he had to be kept in the observation room.
However, he recovered within 15-20 minutes after getting vaccinated. Ajeet Jain, Medical Superintendent and Nodal officer for vaccination at the Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital (RGSSH) told IANS that these symptoms are normal.
Mild Reaction After the vaccination shows that The Vaccine Is Working
According to the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), side effects after vaccination are normal symbols that your body is building protection, like mild adverse series of vaccination signs including pain; swelling and redness on the injection spot may take place post inoculation.
However, as per CDC, common side effects like fever, headache, chills, tiredness, and pain and swelling on the arm where you got the shot.
Neeraj Nischal, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, AIIMS Delhi told IANS, “The process can cause minor symptoms (adverse events) such as fever, swelling or soreness at the injection site, which are normal and should be expected as the body builds immunity.”
RGSSH is one of the 81 sites for the launch of the Covid vaccination drive in Delhi. At nearly 3,000 centres the vaccination is being conducted nationally.
The healthcare workers and essential works are the first ones to receive the dose of vaccine. It is already mentioned by the Indian government that the cost of the vaccination of the healthcare and frontline workers will be borne by them.