Can pregnant women take COVID-19 vaccine? FAQs on vaccination answered

COVID-19 vaccination
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People, including health workers, who had been vaccinated twice, too, are contracting the virus?

Vaccination decreases the COVID-19 possibility by 70 to 80 per cent. However, there are 30 per chances of those vaccinated contracting the virus. The vaccination reduces the severity of the infection by 95 per cent, and chances of death by 99.9 per cent.

Should the vaccinated continue precautionary measures?

Yes. Lowering the guard might lead to further infection of the disease. Precautions are necessary to avoid passing on the virus to others.

Can blood be donated after receiving the vaccine?

Blood could be donated 28 days after vaccination.

If one catches the virus after receiving the first dose of the vaccine, should s/he get the second shot?

Yes. The second dose is a must. It can be administered 28 days after the patient tests negative for coronavirus.

Can pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers receive the vaccine?

The vaccine is not administered to pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers. There is, however, no problem in receiving the vaccine during menstruation.

Is it safe to take COVID-19 vaccine shots during/before periods?

The Indian Government recently dismissed as 'fake' a widely circulated social media post claiming women should not take vaccine five days before and after menstruation.

NITI Aayog (Health) member Dr VK Paul said that women can take the Covid vaccine during their menstrual cycle. "Yes, women can and should take the vaccine during the menstrual cycle. There is no reason to postpone the vaccination," he Paul said.

So far, there is no major study or data linking the vaccines to changes in menstruation.

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