Reportedly, over a million of people have already got themselves vaccinated and many are still enrolling themselves for the same.
However, while the country breathes a sigh of relief, the vaccine sure does come with a range of challenges and side-effects.Here are a few precautions you can take before and after the COVID vaccine:
Consult with your doctor
There are no possible dangers of getting yourself vaccinated if you're young and healthy. However, if you're above 45 and someone with pre-existing medical conditions and comorbidities such as hypertension, diabetes, renal illnesses, then it is crucial that you consult your doctor and ask them whether it is safe to take the vaccine jab or not. As per the Indian Health Ministry of India, persons suffering with haemophilia, should take the vaccine “under the supervision of their treating physician.”
Before getting a vaccine, get a clearance for the medications you take
Apart from consulting your doctor, you must also get a clearance for certain medications that can elevate your chances of developing an allergic reaction. That said, the Health Ministry has advised patients suffering with a history of immediate or delayed onset anaphylaxis or allergic reaction to pharmaceutical products, food items, injectable therapies, to not take the vaccine.
Eat a healthy diet before getting the vaccine jabExperts believe eating healthy before getting the COVID shot is of utmost importance, following which routine medicines should also be taken under the guidance of your physician.
People on blood plasma or monoclonal antibodies should not take the vaccine
People who were infected with the virus or are receiving COVID treatment in the form of blood plasma therapy or monoclonal antibodies, they must refrain from taking the vaccine.
(Times of India)