At this rate that the coronavirus pandemic is cutting fast across the countries in the world, the introduction to the coronavirus vaccine has become the beacon of hope for everyone out there.
One question that everyone needs answering in their minds is what the highly hyped vaccines are all about, how they are administered and the side effects they present after their administration into one’s system.
The announcement of the first of many covid-19 vaccines brought the world the greatest relief in such hard times as everything came to a halt in all countries. So far, the current vaccines are;
- Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen
- mRNA Vaccines
- Viral Vector Vaccines
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People with a history of severe allergic reactions to any component of the vaccine should not take it. The vaccine is not recommended for persons younger than 18 years of age pending the results of further studies.
While pregnancy puts women at higher risk of severe COVID-19, very little data are available to assess vaccine safety in pregnancy. Pregnant women may receive the vaccine if the benefit of vaccinating a pregnant woman outweighs the potential vaccine risks.
For this reason, pregnant women at high risk of exposure to SARS-CoV-2 or who have comorbidities that add to their risk of severe disease may be vaccinated in consultation with their personal health care provider.
As mentioned earlier, these vaccines are not recommended to certain categories of people, and that if such people take them, the side effects might not be devastating.
There are often itches at the spot of the penetration of the syringe which when scratch swells up but leaves after a day or two. There is also general body weakness in some cases since everyone reacts differently to medicine.
But do not worry as according to CDC, all these effects are expected from the onset of the development and the administration.