How Covid-19 Vaccine Works

The world is going through a tough time. We are in the middle of a deadly pandemic that is not only physically harming but also mentally exhausting. The craving to return to the world that was not afraid of meeting new people is getting stronger every day. But to reach there we all must do our part, which includes wearing masks, using sanitizer, and getting vaccinated when it’s our turn. Naturally, many people don’t completely understand why it is so important to get vaccinated and how it will help.
Here are answers to all those questions:-

Vaccines protect us by working with our body’s natural defenses. They contain only killed or weakened forms of germs like viruses or bacteria, they do not cause the disease or put a person at risk of its complications. So when a person is vaccinated the immune system recognizes the invading germ and is able to fight it. This fight involves the production of antibodies in our body which are made in response to the germ. Our immune system is designed to remember, therefore it remembers how to create antibodies and destroy the germ if it invades again. Therefore, when the body comes in contact with the germ again our immune system is able to fight back and destroy it. This makes vaccines a clever way to stay safe and fight deadly diseases.

This also means that when a person is vaccinated the risk of infection is also reduced as he/she is less probable to pass on the virus or bacteria to others. When more people in a community get vaccinated, fewer people remain at risk which makes it less likely for an infected person to pass the pathogen on to another person. Lower circulation of pathogens protects the people who cannot be vaccinated due to health conditions.

These facts make it clear that we all must get vaccinated against corona as soon as our chance arrives. Here are some tips for vaccination:<

Do's

  • - Do Tell vaccine staff about any allergies or past allergic reactions.
  • - Do Get vaccinated if you've already had Covid-19.
  • - Check with your doctor before scheduling the shot. Cancer patients, especially those undergoing chemotherapy, must seek medical advice.
  • - Rest at the vaccination center for at least half an hour after taking the COVID-19 vaccine. Inform the nearest health authorities/ANM/ASHA in case you feel any discomfort or uneasiness subsequently.
  • - Make sure to eat well and take the prescribed medicines, if any, before receiving the COVID-19 jab.
  • - You should try to be as relaxed as possible before getting the dose: Performing calming activities or seeking counseling can help relieve anxiety.

Don'ts

  • - Don’t stop wearing masks and practicing social distancing after your shots.
  • - Do not skip the second dose of the vaccine. The vaccine of coronavirus requires to be taken in 2 shots. The reason is simple, the first shot generates immunity in the body and the second strengthens it.

Following all these precautions will make the process smooth and effective. With more and more people getting vaccinated, the hope of a free world is rising again. We must understand that this disease requires contribution from everyone and we must unite to overcome it.

To know more about the vaccine registration process, FAQs and list of hospital check- COVID-19 Vaccination

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