10- 15% of people taking vaccines experience mild fever, headache, body ache within 48 hours after the vaccine. Please avoid important work/travel/ and appointment in the next 3 days after the vaccination. Stay at home and avoid heavy exertion for 3 days.
Mild symptoms like fever, headache, body ache generally do not need any treatment. Consider taking Tab Paracetamol 500 mg as and when required if symptoms are troublesome. You may develop a bruise at the injection site which will fade off in 2-3 days. Call on your regular physician if the symptoms are severe or they do not resolve within 48 hours after the vaccination.
Please continue all your regular medicines for diabetes, blood pressure, heart disease, bronchial asthma, epilepsy, or neurological illness.
Patients who take blood thinners like Aspirin, Clopidogrel, Prasugrel, Ticagrelor, Dabigatran, Rivaroxaban or Warfarin, can take the vaccination. THEY SHOULD NOT STOP THESE MEDICINES BEFORE OR AFTER the vaccination. Please give firm pressure for 30 minutes at the site of the vaccine injection after the vaccine dose to prevent bleeding. In case of doubt, before booking your appointment, please consult your one who has prescribed these medications. Avoid vaccination if INR > 3
People 45-59 years should bring a certificate issued by their treating doctor on eligibility for vaccination.