The government has identified high-risk groups to be vaccinated on priority:
- Healthcare and frontline workers
- Persons above the age of 50 years and those with comorbidities
- The vaccine will then be made available to those in need
Vaccines that are introduced in the country have been cleared by the regulatory board after thorough vetting, based on its safety and efficiency.
Vaccination against COVID-19 is completely voluntary. It is advisable, however, to receive the vaccine to protect yourself and limit the spread of the virus.
It is advisable to receive the vaccine irrespective of one’s past history of infection as it will help in developing a strong immune response.
Infected individuals should defer vaccination for 14 days after symptom resolution as they may increase the risk of spreading the virus to others at the vaccination site.
Two doses of the vaccine, 28 days apart, need to be taken by an individual to complete the vaccination schedule.
Protective levels of antibodies generally develop two weeks after receiving the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Yes. The COVID-19 vaccines that have been introduced in India have been approved by the regulatory board after multiple phases of clinical trials. These trials are undertaken to ensure safety and efficiency.