Do's and don'ts: Covid 19 vaccination drive starts tomorrow - contraindications, dose to who will not get it - EXPLAINED
Covid 19 vaccination drive date: India is all set to undertake one of the biggest vaccinations drive in the world tomorrow i.e. January 16. Prime Minister will start the mega Covid 19 vaccination drive on January 16 via video-conferencing.
Covid 19 vaccination drive date: India is all set to undertake one of the biggest vaccinations drive in the world tomorrow i.e. January 16. Prime Minister will start the mega Covid 19 vaccination drive on January 16 via video-conferencing. The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) had approved Serum Institute of India's 'Covishield' vaccine and Bharat Biotech's 'Covaxin' for emergency use, paving the way for their roll-out and administration to millions. Ahead of the mega drive, the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare shared a fact sheet about the vaccines listing out guidelines and issuing an advisory on who shall be administered the doses and under what circumstances one may be excluded.
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Here we list out all the Covid 19 vaccination drive details:
* Covid-19 vaccine is only for 18 years and above
* Administration of vaccine should be done separated by an interval of 14 days
* Second dose should be of the same vaccine of which the first dose was administered.
* Interchanging vaccines is not allowed
1 Persons with history of:
-Anaphylactic or allergic reaction to a previous dose of Covid-19 vaccine
-Immediate or delayed-onset anaphylaxis or allergic reaction to vaccine or injectable therapies, pharmaceutical products, food-items etc.
2. Pregnancy & lactation:
-Pregnant and lactating women have not been part of any Covid-19 vaccine clinical trial so far. Therefore, women who are pregnant or not sure of their pregnancy; and lactating women should not receive Covid-19 vaccine at this time.
3 Provisional/temporary contraindications: In these conditions, Covid vaccination is to be deferred for 4-8 weeks after recovery
* Persons having active symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 infection.
* SARS-CoV-2 patients who have been given SARS-CoV-2 monoclonal antibodies or covalescent plasma.
* Acutely unwell and hospitalised (with or without intensive care) patients due to any illness.
The Centre plans to vaccinate nearly 3 crore healthcare workers and the frontline workers followed by those above 50 years and the under-50 population groups with co-morbidities which number to around 27 crore.
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