By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 19, Jan 2021, 20:43 pm IST | UPDATED: 19, Jan 2021, 20:43 pm IST
Bharat Biotech advises that people with any serious health conditions should talk to the healthcare provider or vaccinator before taking the vaccine, but people shouldn’t be administered Covaxin if:
The vaccine maker said the clinical efficacy of the vaccine is yet to be established and is being studied in Phase 3 clinical trial and hence it is important to appreciate that receiving the vaccine does not mean other precautions related to COVID- 19 need not be followed.
When it comes to possible side effects, there are some mild forms such as:
Bharat Biotech claims that Covaxin may cause severe side effects in rare occasions, these adverse effects could be:
Covaxin is India's totally indigenous COVID-19 vaccine developed in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research and National Institute of Virology and it was one of the vaccines which received approval for restricted use to prevent COVID-19.
The Central Licensing Authority has granted permission for the sale or distribution of the antidote for restricted use in emergency situations in public interest as an abundant precaution, in clinical trial mode, the fact sheet said. Covaxin has been shown to generate immunity following two doses given four weeks apart.