People aren’t being offered a choice between the two vaccines- Covaxin or Covishield.
While Covaxin is still under study, it’s important to know that neither Covishield nor any other vaccines used globally are fully safe and effective, since they have been developed in such a short timeline, on an experimental basis. However, considering that most of the reactions have been recorded from people offered the Covaxin jab, it may seem a little less safe than others right now. The fears multiply for the ones who belong to a high-risk category, or suffer from pre-existing problems the most.
Considering the questions and adverse reactions, Bharat Biotech has now released a factsheet, detailing the people who shouldn’t be taking the vaccine right now. If you are scheduled to get vaccinated in the coming weeks, considering postponing the appointment or consulting a doctor if you have any of these conditions:
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