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What Are The Benefits of Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine?

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The COVID-19 pandemic has swept the entire world with fear, but this year there is a solution to help flatten the curve. India is suffering through a second wave along with major shortages in the medical infrastructure, but they have vaccines rolling out for those that registered. The COVID-19 Vaccine could help reduce the severity of an infection.

Here are the few benefits of taking a COVID-19 vaccine

(1) Getting vaccinated can help with the severity of the COVID-19 infection, should you get it
(2) It helps protect you and those around you, especially those that are at higher risk of contracting the virus

(3) The vaccination helps build immunity and protection, which can only help with health

Are the COVID-19 vaccines safe?

Scientists have reported that the existing vaccines will help control the new variants in order to prevent harsh severity of the disease. Although in the future, there may be a need to redesign the vaccine to make it more effective to new variants.

The vaccine is not a one-stop solution, and precautions to avoid spread of the COVID-19 virus, is still needed. As of now, Covishield and Covaxin are the two vaccines available in India. As per professionals, both vaccines have been inoculated in the country and are safe and effective.

In order to register for vaccination, visit http://Cowin.gov.in – the platform allows for Indian citizens to register for and schedule their vaccination slots at vaccinations centres near them. 

Since there is no sufficient information on how the vaccines affect the spread of the virus, those that have been vaccinated are advised by professionals to continue practising precautionary habits such as social distancing, and wearing a mask. Don’t forget that you are only FULLY vaccinated after you have received BOTH doses of the vaccine. Normal side effects of the vaccine are to be expected. 

As of now, Covishield and Covaxin are the two COVID-19 Vaccines available in India. 

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