Registration is only via CoWIN Website (www.cowin.gov.in)/Aarogya Setu App only. No other app/website/walk-in/spot registration would be allowed. Register using mobile number and Aadhaar number. Follow the simple steps as guided by the website, register, and choose your Vaccination Centre via Pincode/District. You would get an SMS Confirmation. Keep it safe.
Yes, it is entirely safe. Millions of persons have received COVISHIELD worldwide, with extremely extremely rare side effects. And, even in the unlikeliest scenario of a serious adverse event, there are established management protocols. There is nothing to fear.
Studies are ongoing to prove the safety of COVID-19 vaccines in pregnant women. Currently, avoid taking the vaccine. But if you accidentally receive the vaccine while pregnant, there is nothing to worry, and the pregnancy would be entirely safe.
Most such reports are of healthcare professionals, who, by nature of their work, are always at high risk to contract the infection. First of all, the rate of infection after vaccination is much lower than the unvaccinated. And, even if such an infection occurs, by virtue of the vaccination, the body has a good titre of antibodies to limit the infection to a mild stage, thereby reducing the chance of progressing to severe COVID. Therefore, vaccines are useful, life-saving and effective!.
Fever, headaches, bodyaches, fatigue, injection site pain are the common side effects, and they are manageable by a short course of Paracetamol. Most resolve by 2-3 days. You are observed for 30 minutes after receiving the dose, for any serious or severe effects, and even though they are rare to occur, there is definite treatment for each such serious effect.
Yes. You should receive the vaccine three months after testing COVID-19 Positive. Recent studies show that Reinfection rates I. COVID-19 Positive patients can be 1 in 5, and therefore Vaccination is the only sure shot path to develop long lasting immunity.