How Safe Is Covid-19 Vaccine? Here Are Quick Answers To Your FAQs

MiscellaneousBy Onlymyhealth editorial teamJun 07, 2021

While vaccination drive in India is on in full swing, some people might be hesitant in going for the inoculation fearing serious side effects. So are the two of the most popular vaccines in India – Covishield and Covaxin safe? Let’s assess. Clinical trials in India as well as other countries have established that the vaccines like Covishield, Covaxin and others are completely safe and effective against the disease. The vaccines have got approval only after scientists tested them on thousands of people and carefully collated data.

Side Effects Of Covid-19 Vaccine

Vaccines for Coronavirus may have side effects like any other vaccine ranging from headache, bodyache, diarrhea, pain in the arm etc. However, they are likely to go away in a span of few days. And yes, it may be possible that you don’t get side effects at all.

How Covid-19 Vaccines Work

Both Covishield and Covaxin inject your body with inactive or dead viruses. The purpose is to train the immune system to fight against any such live Covid virus in future. Side-effects after virus like headache, fever, body pain are nothing but indication that your immune system and body are learning to guard themselves against Coronavirus.

Can You Test Positive After getting Covid Vaccine?

You cannot test positive because of the Covid vaccine since the vaccine is not injecting the body with any live virus. However, it is possible to get Corona positive after taking the vaccine.

Can You Get Seriously Ill After Getting Vaccine?

It is rare. As far as blood clotting is concerned, only 1% of those getting vaccinated have fallen seriously sick or even died. Also, scientists all over the world have not found any connection between these cases and Covid-19 vaccination.

Clearly benefits of getting vaccinated outweigh its risks or side-effects. One must go for vaccination!

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