Your vaccine guide to list of possible ‘side-effects’

The next phase of the Covid-19 vaccination attempt for citizens over the age of 45 will begin tomorrow, April 1, 2021. Eligible citizens can book their reception either online or offline. The central government has announced that citizens eligible for the vaccine can register through the Co-WIN portal or the Aarogya Setu app. A user can register four family members (including himself) for the Covid-19 vaccine.

The nationwide vaccination effort was launched on January 16 with two vaccines – Covishield and Covaxin. The government said both vaccines are safe, but there are some related side effects as with any other vaccine. The companies also presented a list of possible side effects on their respective websites. Covishield is manufactured by the Serum Institute of India (SII) and Covaxin is manufactured by Bharat Biotech.

Everything about CII Covishield

These people should not take Covishield: The newsletter of the Serum Institute of India said that you should not take the Covishield vaccine if the person had a severe allergic reaction after a previous dose of this vaccine. If a person is pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding, they should inform their healthcare provider before receiving the puncture. People who have received another anti-Covid vaccine should not take Covishield.

Covishield Ingredients: The ingredients of Covishield vaccine are L-Histidine, L-Histidine hydrochloride monohydrate, Magnesium chloride heahahate, Polysorbate 80, Ethanol, Sucrose, Sodium chloride, Disodium edetate dihydrate (EDTA), Water for injections.

Side effects of Covishield

The most common:

Pain or tenderness at the injection site



Muscle or joint pain



Motion sickness

Other, less common side effects are also possible.

Covishield Second Dose Cap: The Union Cabinet said the duration of Covishield’s second installment would be 4 to 8 weeks after the first.

All about Bharat Biotech Covaxin

These people should not take Covaxin: People who have a history of allergies, fever, bleeding disorder, or have a blood thinner, are at risk for immunization, or are on a medicine that affects your immune system, are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have any other serious health issues as determined by the vaccinator. vaccination officer should not take Covaxin. People who have received another anti-Covid vaccine should not take Covaxin.

Covaxin Ingredients: Covaxine contains 6 μg of complete inorganic SARS-CoV-2 inactivated antigen (strain: NIV-2020-770) and other inert ingredients such as aluminum hydroxide gel (250 μg), agonist TLR 7/8 (imidazoquinolinone) 15 μg, -phenoxyethanol 2.5 mg and phosphate buffered saline up to 0.5 ml. Thus, the vaccine (COVAXIN) has been developed using an inactivated / killed virus along with the aforementioned chemicals.

Side effects of Covaxin:

Pain at the injection site

Swelling at the injection site

Redness at the injection site

Itching at the injection site

Hardness in the upper arm

Weakness in the injection arm

Physical pain






Motion sickness


Signs of a severe allergic reaction may include:

Breathing difficulty

Swelling of your face and neck

A fast heartbeat

Rash all over your body

Dizziness and weakness

Covaxin 2nd dose gap: 4-6 weeks

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