This article has answers to the most frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccine and its working.
Most commen questions about covid vaccination
Is it alright for pregnant women to get Covid-19 vaccine?
Yes, you can get vaccinated if you are pregnant. Experts believe COVID-19 vaccines are unlikely to pose a particular danger to pregnant women. However, since the effect of COVID-19 vaccines have not been extensively studied in pregnant women, currently there is not much information available on this. There are systems in place to monitor vaccine safety, and uptill now, they haven’t identified any specific safety issues for pregnant women. Clinical studies to assess the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines in pregnant women are either ongoing or in the planning stages.
To help you determine whether or not to get vaccinated, you can speak with your healthcare provider. Although it is not mandatory, speaking with your doctor before getting vaccinated can be beneficial.
How long does the protection from Covid 19 vaccine last?
We don’t know how long those who have been vaccinated will be safe from the disease. What we do know is that the disease has resulted in a very critical illness and death for a lot of people. If you are infected with COVID-19, there are still chances that you infect family members, who may become very ill. Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is a better option.
Experts are working to learn more about both natural immunity and vaccine-induced immunity.
If I get a coronavirus vaccination, do I still have to wear a mask? Physical distance?
Yes, indeed. Everyone who wants a COVID-19 vaccine can have to wait a while. A vaccination that is 95% effective means that 1 out of every 20 people who receive it will not be protected from getting infected.
Furthermore, while the vaccine might prevent you from getting sick of Covid 19, it is currently unknown whether you can still carry the virus and spread it to others. As a result, before more is known about how well the vaccine works, it will be necessary to maintain precautions such as using face masks and social distancing.
Will the vaccine work if I’ve already had COVID-19 or tested positive for the coronavirus?
Whether or not you have already had COVID-19, you should get vaccinated. That’s because scientists aren’t sure how long you’ll be safe once you recover from COVID-19. Even if you have recovered from COVID-19, it is possible (though unlikely) that you will become infected with the COVID-19 virus again.
You could wait 90 days before having a COVID-19 vaccine if you were tested for COVID-19 with monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma. If you have any questions about the treatments you got or if you have any other concerns, talk to your doctor.
Can I get vaccinated against covid 19 while I’m currently sick with Covid 19?
No, people with COVID-19 who have symptoms should wait to be vaccinated until they have recovered from their illness and met the requirements for removing themselves from isolation; those who do not have symptoms should also wait until they meet the criteria. This guideline also applies to people who get infected before getting their second dose of vaccine.
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