COVID-19 Vaccines: What We Need To Know to Stay Safe

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Now, millions of people across the world did receive the vaccine against novel coronavirus. Though, the initial excitement and joy did mark the arrival of the coronavirus vaccine is now becoming quite dull. Mainly, the news of side-effects and a possible allergic reaction is dampening the good spirits.

It is worth noting that people did see vaccine allergies and severe reactions, rarely. Even if the reactions are rare, suffering from allergies or anaphylaxis can be terrible. Also, in some cases, it can be causing deaths. Importantly, the discovery of side-effects now forces many to question taking the vaccine.

Covid Vaccine and Allergy

Only a few people did suffer from the COVID-19 vaccine complications. According to statistics, only 1 in 1,00,000 do face a threat of the side-effects.

But, should you not opt for the vaccine against coronavirus?

Now, here’s something you need to know about COVID-19 vaccines and reactions. Also, what you need to do if you are at risk.

What is causing severe reactions?

In general, whenever anyone receives a vaccine in the body, there are always side-effects. While many experience only mild symptoms like pain, inflammation at the site, fatigue, chills, fever, some do experience more severe symptoms. Including, rashes, intense itching, burning sensation, hives, fainting, drop in blood pressure. And these signs do require immediate medical attention.

Notably, the most dangerous reaction is the allergic one. Normally, the one that takes place immediately. It is called Anaphylaxis. Also, the signs of this particular allergy can begin soon and become worse with time. In addition, it can even turn fatal. Only, if the air path shut down and the allergy deteriorates.

Is Anaphylaxis treatable?

It is a critical and life-threatening allergic reaction. Several vaccines did witness the same severity in reactions. In particular, in the ones who did receive the MRNA shots from Moderna and Pfizer.  In addition, India a number of healthcare workers also did record an adverse reaction to the vaccines. Though, they did not receive red flags. So, it is not a serious cause of worry.

However, it is not the first time that doctors and researchers did identify anaphylaxis cases. According to a Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2016 study, the administration did record 33 confirmed cases of anaphylaxis and such complications.

Staying Safe

Now, another alternative way of staying safe from developing any side-effects is by checking in with a doctor, first. Also, it is important to remember that allergic reactions are mostly treatable. In cases of emergency, one can ensure the clinic is ready to take care of any problems if any.

 

 

 

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