Corona Vaccine: Can I Get Covid Even After Taking Vaccine?
The covid-19 vaccination campaign is going on in India, meanwhile, the country is facing a second wave of the epidemic. In such a situation, there will be many questions about the vaccine in your mind.
I have taken the first dose of the vaccine, do I have to register again for the second dose?
Yes, for the second dose of the vaccine, you will have to take an appointment again. Keep in mind, after taking the first dose, the appointment for the second dose will not automatically schedule.
If you cannot make an appointment online, you still have an option. Vaccine centers have the facility to conduct a limited number of on-spot registrations every day.
Meaning you can go directly and register there too. However, to avoid waiting and line, it is advisable to make an online appointment through the Cowin portal.
How to register on the Cowin portal?
- Go to the official website of www.cowin.gov.in.
- Enter your mobile number. Click on the ‘Get OTP’ button.
- Enter OTP and click on ‘Verify’.
- After taking OTP, the page of “Register for Vaccination” will open, where citizens will have to enter their basic information.
- After the registration is complete, the system will show “Account details” to the user.
- After entering all the information, click on “schedule appointment” and book the appointment.
- After clicking on the book ‘button’, the appointment confirmation page will appear.
- Once read that all the information given is correct, then click on ‘Confirm’.
You can register for the Covid vaccine through the Covid portal as well as the Aarogya Setu. This will help you find the vaccine center near you and you can also choose the time according to your convenience. Citizens also have the option to change or cancel the time of taking the vaccine.
When should I dose a vaccine distance?
It is advisable to take the second dose of covaxin, after an interval of 4 to 6 weeks of the first dose.
For covishield, it is recommended to keep the interval between two doses 4 to 8 weeks, while if taken in the interval of 6 to 8 weeks, it gives more protection. You can choose the date of the second dose of the vaccine according to your convenience.
Keep in mind that take the second dose of the same vaccine, which is taken first. If you have got a coaxing in the first place, then get the same one done for the second time and if you have got a covishield the first time, then get the same vaccine done for the second time.
When you get the second vaccine, then take the vaccine certificate given after the first dose. This vaccine certificate is printed by the vaccine center itself.
Apart from this, you can also remove this certificate from the Covid portal. For this, you have to enter the same mobile number which was entered at the time of registration.
Can I get another dose of vaccine in another state/district?
Yes, you can get vaccinated in any state/district. It is just that you will be able to get the vaccine only at the centers where the vaccine is being used, which you had done during the first dose.
Does the vaccine protect against covid?
A vaccine prepares your body to fight against any disease, virus, or infection. You develop immunity to fight the disease only after the vaccine has been applied.
The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that vaccines are very powerful because they, unlike most drugs, do not cure a disease, but prevent it from occurring.
Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry say, is usually developed on Covid -19 vaccine two weeks after the protective level of antibodies with the second dose.
How long will the vaccine protect me from Covid?
Indian Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry say the security of tenure to meet the vaccine is not yet decided.
Can I still get Covid after taking the vaccine?
There is no evidence that any of the existing Covid-19 vaccines can completely prevent infection.
For example, a study of 40 thousand people in England suggests that taking one dose of Pfizer biotech vaccine reduces the risk of infection by 70% and 85% after taking two doses.
One of the vaccines that are available in India is covishield, whose international clinical trials show that it is up to 90% effective. At the same time, the second vaccine is covaxin, whose preliminary data for the third phase of the trial shows that it is 81% effective.
Apart from this, now Russia’s Sputnik V has also been approved for use in India. It is being said that this vaccine gives about 92% protection against Covid-19.
That is, by taking any vaccine, the risk of infection is reduced to a great extent and the vaccine can prevent anyone from getting seriously ill.
The third phase of Covid vaccination in India is going on from April 1. In the third phase, more than 45 years of age are getting vaccinated.
Earlier, in the second phase, the vaccine was given to people above 60 years of age and who was suffering from a serious disease, more than 45 years of age. Now anyone over the age of 45 can get vaccinated.
The first phase of the vaccination campaign in India started on 16 January 2021. In the first phase, vaccines were given to health workers i.e. doctors, nurses, paramedics, and health-related people.
In addition, the frontline workers i.e. policemen, paramilitary forces, and military personnel were also vaccinated.
In the second and third phases, the vaccine is now being given to the common people. The government aims to provide vaccines to 300 million people by July.
Health experts are calling vaccination extremely important. Especially at a time when the cases of coronavirus in the country are increasing at a worrying level.
There have also been cases of new variants of the coronavirus in India, including variants found in Britain, South Africa, and Brazil. Now a new ‘double mutant’ variant of the coronavirus has also been detected in India.
According to experts, the vaccine will help in reducing mortality and it will also reduce the severity of the disease. Also, cases of corona infection from the vaccine will be reduced. Through this, the new strain of the corona can also be dealt with. The more infection there is, the more the new strain will be prevented.
Who will get the vaccine in the third phase?
In the third phase of vaccination, Covid-19 will be able to get vaccinated above 45 years of age.
Before the commencement of the third phase of vaccination, the central government has warned that the condition of corona in the country is getting worse and worse.
The Government has asked the State Governments and Union Territories that the corona vaccine should be given to all people above the age of 45 years in the districts where there have been more cases of corona infection in the recent past.
At the same time, states have said that they should not submit vaccines to give the second dose of vaccine to the people, but continue to apply the vaccine to people as fast as possible.
Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan and National Health Authority Chief Executive Officer RS Sharma have said that there is no shortage of corona vaccine in the country.
He has appealed that to increase the speed of vaccination, private hospitals should also be provided vaccines in appropriate quantities.
How to register to get the Covid-19 vaccine?
The vaccination process was different in the first phase for health workers and frontline workers. Then there was no need to register on the Co-WIN app to get the vaccine.
Now to get the Corona vaccine, you must first register on the Co-Win app. This app will also have a GPS facility so that people can choose the date and location according to their convenience.
However, this will depend on how many slots are available in a vaccination center. Also, people will be able to find out which is the nearest vaccination center, whether government or private.
For the Covid-19 vaccine, the common people will have to register themselves on the CoWIN App issued by the Government of India. After registration on the Co-Win app, a message will come on your mobile, which will contain the complete details of the time, date, and center of the vaccine.
For registration, you will have to enter one of your photo ID, from which you will be Aadhaar card, driving license, PAN card, passport, MGNREGA job card, bank or post office account passbook, any identity card issued by MP / MLA / MLC Or you can also submit the identity card or voter card issued by the pension card or the employer.
Many people in India are not able to register online. In such a situation, they can also go directly to the vaccination center. They have to carry an identity certificate with them, such as a voter ID card, Aadhaar card, passport and driving license, etc. Volunteers present at the vaccination center will help them to register online.
You can also visit the vaccination center of the state where you are not included in the voter list. For example, if you are a resident of Delhi and your name is listed in the voter list, but you live in Mumbai, you can still get a vaccine in Mumbai.
If you are traveling or in case of other important work, then you can have both doses of the vaccine applied at different centers. Provided that the second dose of vaccine is available on the date of your second dose at that center.
After applying the vaccine, you will also be issued a vaccination certificate. You can download it from the Arogya Setu app. For this, it is necessary to take at least one dose of the vaccine. Also, a 14-digit Reference Reference ID will have to be entered.
Which Covid 19 vaccines are approved in India?
In India, the vaccine which is being installed for protection from Covid-19 has been approved by the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI). These vaccines are – covaxin and covishield. Apart from this, now Russia’s Sputnik V has also been approved for use in India. It is being said that this vaccine gives about 92% protection against Covid-19.
While covishield is actually a version of the Oxford-AstraZeneca, the cocaine is completely India’s own vaccine, also known as the ‘indigenous vaccine‘. covishield is made by the Serum Institute of India Company in India.
At the same time, Covaxin has been formed in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a Hyderabad-based India biotech company.
Is the Covid-19 vaccine safe?
Most experts think that the safety report of almost all the vaccines made to fight Corona has been correct so far.
There may be a slight fever due to vaccinations or there may be a headache or pain at the injection site.
Doctors say that if a vaccine is effective up to 50 percent, then it is placed in the category of a successful vaccine.
Doctors also say that the person applying the vaccine should keep a close watch on any minor changes in their health and any changes have to be shared with a doctor immediately.
How is a vaccine made and who does it do?
India is a vaccine-making powerhouse where 60 percent of the world’s vaccine is produced.
The world’s largest vaccine program also runs in India under which 39 million vaccines are given annually to 5.5 crore women and newborns.
First of all, there are tests in the laboratory of any vaccine. They are then tested on animals.
After this, they are tested on humans at different stages. Then we study whether they are safe, they have increased the immunity of the body, and whether they are working experimentally.
The 3 most commonly produced vaccines are:
- Live Vaccine
- Inactivated Vaccine
- Gene based vaccine
Live vaccines start with a virus but these viruses are not harmful. They do not cause diseases but increase their numbers with the cells of the body. This makes the body’s immune system active.
This type of vaccine contains viruses with a genetic code similar to the virus of the disease and proteins with surface proteins that do not harm the body.
When a person is given such a vaccine, then these ‘good’ viruses create immunity to fight against the bad viruses. In such a situation, when the bad virus enters the body, due to the body’s immune system, it is not able to cause any harm.
This type of vaccine contains many viral proteins and inactivated viruses. Disease-causing viruses are called pathogens or pathogens.
Inactivated vaccines contain dead pathogens. These dead pathogens cannot increase their numbers by going to the body, but the body considers them to be an external attack and antibodies start to develop in the body against it.
There is no risk of disease with inactivated virus. In such a situation, the disease does not spread even after the real virus has developed in the antibodies developed in the body and it has been said to be a very reliable method.
Gene based vaccine
The biggest advantage of gene-based vaccines as compared to inactivated vaccines is that they can be produced rapidly. Of course, millions of doses of the Coronavirus vaccine will be needed simultaneously. The gene-based vaccine will contain the entire genetic structure of the coronavirus DNA or mRNA.
Important structures of genetic information from these pathogens are packed into nanoparticles and transported to cells. It is not harmful to the body and when this genetic information is received by the cells, it activates the body’s immune system. Due to which the disease is eradicated.
The process of manufacturing any vaccine in India is based on the standards set by the World Health Organization, which all stages are reviewed by a government body called ‘Drug Controller General of India’.
It is only after getting the green signal from DGCI that bulk manufacturing of a vaccine is allowed.
Keeping in view the quality control, quality control standards of bulk manufacture of vaccine are prepared and checking is done from time to time through scientists and regulatory authorities to maintain the quality.
The interval between the two doses of Covishield was increased to 6-8 weeks.
The central government has changed the time of taking a second dose of the covishield vaccine.
The time interval between the two doses has been changed from 4-6 weeks to 4-8 weeks.
On 22 March, the Union Health Ministry said that the interval between the two doses of Kovishield has been updated in its 20th meeting on behalf of the National Technical Advisory Group on Vaccination (NTAGI) and then NEGVAC because of the scientific evidence coming out…
In a letter sent to all states and union territories, the Center asked to give it between 4-8 weeks instead of giving it between 4-6 weeks.