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Unsure about when can you get vaccinated? Here's everything you should know

Still there are many doubts in people’s mind as to when is it safe for a person to get vaccinated. In an attempt to clear the air around the claim, the government appealed to people to not fall for rumours and get vaccinated.

Unsure about when can you get vaccinated? Here's everything you should know
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Social media has become a den for fake news circulation as a lot of cases have been reported recently on lies spread with malicious intentions on various platforms.

Days after the Centre announced scaling up vaccination against the COVID-19 infection by allowing people above 18 years of age to get vaccinated from May 1, a viral post is being forwarded on social media, claiming that women should not take vaccines during and few days before or after their period cycle.

Besides, people are also unaware of various facts related to vaccination. There are some precautionary measures which people have been asked to follow before their turn comes up -- being well-rested, educated and safeguard immunity being some basic ones.

Still, there are many doubts in people’s mind as to when is it safe for a person to get vaccinated. In an attempt to clear the air around the claim, the government appealed to people to not fall for rumours and get vaccinated.

Can you get a vaccine shot if you have a cold or fever?

The only real concern of getting vaccinated is if a person is sick then the vaccine dose may increase the severity of your symptoms. It can be harder to distinguish your illness from that of the reactogenic vaccine reactions. In some cases, it can lead to serious side effects, even if rare and complicate your recovery.

The best course of action is to take would be to talk to a doctor, or authorities at the vaccination centre beforehand to alert them about the problem at hand, and take the neccessary course of action.

Is it unsafe to take vaccine when sick?

When a person gets sick, it probably means that the body has been infested by an infectious germ or virus, meaning that the immune system is already in a compromised, stressed-out state, working hard to remove the germ.

It’s common knowledge that a vaccine works the best when a person's immunity is healthy, well-developed and stress-free.

Existing sickness, or at a time of sickness, when the immune system is already busy fighting out the virus would mean that there would be risks for the vaccine to work well, making many question if getting a COVID vaccine would be safe or not.

Is vaccination safe during pregnancy?

Early clinical trials of the two-dose shots did not include pregnant individuals, limiting data and creating a sense of uncertainty for many.

Vaccination of pregnant women can protect to mother against vaccine-preventable infections, and in so doing potentially protect the fetus. Immunization during pregnancy can also directly protect the fetus and infant via the transfer of antibodies from the mother to the fetus. This is why vaccinations during pregnancy are so important. Vaccination during pregnancy is a cost-effective strategy to improve pregnancy outcomes in India. Globally, no scientific study exists which shows the risk of the fetus after vaccination of pregnant women with inactivated vaccines or bacterial vaccines or toxoids.

Can women take vaccine during menstruation?

Quashing the rumours, the PIB, in a tweet, said, "#Fake post circulating on social media claims that women should not take #COVID19Vaccine 5 days before and after their menstrual cycle. Don't fall for rumours! All people above 18 should get vaccinated after May 1."

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