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Coronavirus vaccination: Rules to follow after getting vaccinated for COVID-19 (courtesy: TOI)

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Post by Seva Lamberdar Tue May 04, 2021 8:57 am

Times Of India (May 4, 2021):

(1) Given the recent surge in the coronavirus cases, the initiation of vaccination drive for 18+ is indeed a blessing in disguise. However, reports have suggested that many people who have already been vaccinated are still contracting the virus. While a large population in the country is yet to be vaccinated, it is important that we continue taking all precautions, even post-vaccination.

(2) How important is it to get vaccinated for COVID-19?

Considering the fact that COVID cases continue to rise in and around the world and while the young and the elderly are struggling to keep themselves safe from the deadly virus, COVID vaccines have become the need of the hour and there is no way ahead without them.

The second wave of coronavirus has not only taken a toll on the most vulnerable, but also impacted the health of the younger population. While you may not feel the need to get vaccinated, given that you're young or healthy, the group of people who are most susceptible to the virus can only be protected through mass vaccination.

(3) What does it mean to be 'fully vaccinated'

In India, both Covishield and Covaxin, the two authorized COVID vaccines in the country, are administered in two doses. While the government has advised to take the second dose of Covishield between six and eight weeks after the first dose, Covaxin is administered 28 days apart. Only when a person receives both the doses of the COVID vaccine, it is then when they are 'fully vaccinated'.

(4) What are the things you must keep in mind after getting vaccinated?

While the COVID vaccine may provide you with a protective layer against the virus, you may still contract the virus, which is why health experts and authorities have asked the masses to continue following certain precautions that may keep everyone safe. That said, here are some things you must do and follow even after getting the vaccine.

(5) Continue wearing your masks

The majority of the Indian population is yet to be fully vaccinated, which is why it is important to follow all precautionary measures, including wearing masks. Post-vaccination, a person may develop a certain amount of immunity against the virus, but it does not mean that he or she cannot be a carrier of the virus. Therefore, in order to protect other unvaccinated people, it is important that you continue wearing your masks.

(6) Follow COVID appropriate measures

Besides wearing a well-fitted mask, continue maintaining 6 feet of distance in crowded areas. This might ensure the safety of the people around you as there is no way you can find out whether a person is or not vaccinated. Apart from that, follow all COVID appropriate measures, since it will curb the spread of the virus.

According to the health ministry, “It is absolutely necessary that everyone who has received the COVID-19 vaccine should continue to follow the COVID-19 appropriate behaviour i.e., mask, do gaj ki doori (social distancing) and hand sanitization to protect themselves and those around from spreading the infection.”

(7) Be careful around unvaccinated people

A large section of people are still unprotected against the virus. That said, while you may be vaccinated, people you visit or meet on a daily basis may still be susceptible to the virus. Therefore, whenever you plan on visiting your loved ones, remember to wear a mask. Do not touch people who are at an increased risk of contracting severe illness from COVID-19.

(Cool Coronavirus symptoms: Most common neurological signs and symptoms of COVID in the second wave

According to studies, COVID causing SARS-COV-2 virus and its mutations can have the ability to affect brain and neurological function, both in the short and the long term. From what is believed, over 1/3rd of COVID+ patients experience neurological symptoms of COVID during their infection and leave some in the looming risk of developing long-term dangers, including stroke.

(8.1) Loss of smell and taste

(8.2) Brain fog and confusion

(8.3) Delirium

(8.4) Irritability and agitation

(8.5) Fatigue, dizziness and headache

(8.6) Ear pain and tinnitus
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