Covishield not to be taken by individuals seriously adversely affected by any of its fixings: Serum Institute
- Post By : Kumar Jeetendra
- Source: PTI
- Date: 19 Jan,2021
People who are severely allergic to any ingredient of COVID-19 vaccine”Covishield” are advised not to take it, Serum Institute of India said.
According to the fact sheet for the vaccine recipient by the Serum Institute of India, an individual should not get the Covishield vaccine if the individual had a serious allergic reaction after a previous dose of the vaccine.
The fact sheet for the vaccine recipient on the site of the vaccine important is to help the recipient understand the risks and advantages of this Covishield vaccine.
The vaccine maker also said that the vaccine recipient should also tell the health care provider about all the medical conditions before getting the Covishield vaccine including,”if you’ve ever had a serious allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) after any medication, food, any vaccine or any ingredients of Covishield vaccine”.
The recipients should also mention to the medical provider, if they have fever, even if they have a bleeding disorder or are on a blood thinner and also if they are immuno-compromised or are about a medicine that affects your immune system, it included.
The fact sheet also says that if a man is pregnant or plans to become pregnant or is breastfeeding she should tell the healthcare provider prior to taking the jab.
The vaccine recipient should also cite to the healthcare provider if”you’ve received another COVID-19 vaccine,” Serum Institute said.
According to the Union health ministry, a total of 3,81,305 beneficiaries were vaccinated for COVID-19 in the country till 5 pm on Monday and 580 adverse events following immunisation were reported.