Dear readers, we all are amidst a pandemic right now. The Corona Virus pandemic that started in early 2020 hasn’t yet come to an end. In fact, looking at the present scenario, it seems like it will never end. However, that does not mean will suffer forever. Scientists and researchers have started manufacturing different antigens and vaccines against the COVID-19 virus now. We are hopeful, these vaccines will help the world to recover soon. Here, are the COVID-19 vaccine risk and effectiveness to help you know more about the vaccines.
First of all, lets know about the types of vaccines available in Nepal.
COVID-19 Vaccines Available in Nepal
SARS-CoV-2 VACCINE (VERO CELL) INACTIVATED
Nepal government has granted permission for the Emergency Use Authorization of COVID-19 Vaccine (VERO CELL), INACTIVATED vaccine. It is manufactured by Beijing Institute of Biological Products Co., Ltd. (BIBP), China under Sinopharm against COVID-19 in Nepal as per the departmental decision dated 16th Feb 2021. Read more…
Whole VIRION Inactivated Coronavirus Vaccine, (BBV152) COVAXINTM
Nepal government has granted permission for Emergency Use Authorization of Whole-Virion inactivated SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine (BBV152) (COVAXINTM) vaccine. It is manufactured by Bharat Biotech International Limited, Hyderabad, Telangana, India, against COVID-19 in Nepal as per the departmental decision dated 19th Mar 2021. Read more…
COVID-19 Vaccine Risk and Effectiveness
The Nepal government is running a vaccine campaign in Nepal against the COVID-19 virus. Now, let’s know about the suitable age groups and distribution for the COVID-19 vaccine in Nepal.
Suitable Age Groups for COVID-19 Vaccine
Covid-19 vaccines are recommended for people over 18 years. The age group under 18 years is not included in trials. So, most of the approved vaccines are not recommended for people under 18 years.
Nepal’s government is giving priority to the people of age over 65. Because aged people have a higher risk of coronavirus infection. Moreover, people over 65 have low immunity too. Along with that, there are more chances of having diabetes, high or low blood pressure, kidney or heart diseases in people above 65 years old. Thus, people of higher age are under the priority of the government.
COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution in Nepal
Nepal government is giving priority to Health Workers, Security Personnel, parliamentarians, and people age 65 and above. After vaccinating first-line workers, the Nepal government is now vaccinating people aged 18-69 years.
According to updates from the Ministry of Health and Population Nepal on 25/05/2021, over 2,113,080 people have got the 1st dose of vaccine. Moreover, 593,755 people have got vaccinated from 2nd dose in Nepal up to 24/05/2021.
Here are the COVID-19 Vaccine Risk and Effectiveness
So, now let’s discuss the risk and effectiveness of the vaccine. First of all, here are the risks of the Covid-19 vaccine.
Risks of COVID-19 Vaccine
There are several risks more like side effects of the coronavirus vaccine. These risks may be temporary or permanent according to your body’s reaction to vaccines. Some risks you may get after covid-19 vaccines are:
- Allergies such as itching, redness at the injection site, swelling, wheezing, and hives
- Body pain
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Trouble breathing
- Tightening of the throat
- Feeling dizzy or faint
- Abdominal pain
- A rapid heartbeat
- Low blood pressure
However, the permanent risks are very rare. Various vaccine developers, scientists are conducting studies and research for finding out the permanent risks of Covid-19 vaccines. The temporary risks are more like side effects that may not remain over 3 to 4 days. Despite, if you are not getting well from the side effects of COVID-19 vaccines after 4 days, then you need to consult professional medical help.
Effectiveness of COVID-19 Vaccine
First, we have to keep in mind that no vaccine gives 100% protection against COVID-19. You can get contaminated from Coronavirus, even after you get a complete dose of the Covid vaccine. However, vaccines have a lot of efficacy against Covid-19 infection.
- It immunizes the body against the Covid-19 virus.
- Vaccines lower the risk of transmission.
- It also helps to minimize the complications and risks after you are contaminated from Covid-19.
- It enhances the growth of antibodies in the body.
On the End Note…
Today, the world is in a COVID-19 pandemic. To find a solution, many scientists and vaccine developers are developing a covid-19 vaccine. Vaccines play a very important role in minimizing the risk of COVID-19 infection. COVID-19 vaccines are very useful for controlling the transmission and risk of Coronavirus infection. Moreover, we are hopeful that these vaccines will turn out to be effective to reduce the effect of this pandemic.
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