How to be prepared to avoid side effects of Covid-19 vaccines
New Delhi: The Phase-3 of Covid-19 vaccination drive has already started on April 1, under which, people above 45 years of age can take the vaccines. On Sunday, Delhi reported 4,033 new coronavirus cases and 21 deaths. People are coming to take the vaccine in abundance while some people have complaints of having some side effects after taking the vaccination.
CitySpidey spoke to Dr Arjita, Senior Gastroenterology, Janakpuri Super Speciality Hospital, who is posted in covid vaccine Adverse Events Following Immunization (AEFI) department from last two weeks. She said that if anybody is facing adverse side effects after vaccination then it can be treated. Also, people can contact them to verify if they can take vaccination or not according to their medical history.
Dr Arjita said, “We get a maximum of 2 to 3 cases daily in which most of them complain of having skin rashes, high BP, or feeling dizziness.” She also added that till now they didn’t get any patients with adverse effects after getting vaccination. However, they do get patients from outside with some severe skin diseases which ultimately relate to their medical history.
She continued, “It is common to have normal side effects after taking vaccination, it majorly depends on the content constitute from which it is made which can trigger some people. So it is not right to blame vaccine on this part, it is common in every vaccination.”
“There are some cases in which people are having mild headaches and fever which continue for 2-3 days, which is also common, it gets resolved after some days,” she further added. Some patients come to the hospital for vaccination without taking their regular medicines, not eating anything, which can eventually trigger them after the vaccination.
Dr Arjita concluded, “People come to the hospital without taking their blood pressure medicines and later face issues like high blood pressure after taking the vaccine and this is because they omitted to take their medicine before vaccination”.
As per Dr Arjita, people need to be open about their medical history and come with their related medical papers to consult with doctors before taking the vaccine. They should not skip their meal or daily medicine as it eventually triggers them after the vaccination.