9 Nov 2022 | 2 min Read
Dr Sunita Chandra
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Vaccination against COVID-19 is important along with COVID-19 precautions and hygiene practices for all. A few important things to remember about vaccination against COVID-19 are that individuals should take the vaccinations host when available to them, vaccination is important to prevent public infection and the ones who have been vaccinated tend to have lower severity of infection.
When it comes to taking vaccinations against COVID-19 during pregnancy or lactation, women tend to have a lot of queries, 3 most common queries being
Is it safe to take the vaccine when pregnant? – Although the Government of India has not permitted the vaccination against COVID-19 for pregnant women, other societies have permitted the use of these vaccinations and have considered them to be safe to take during pregnancy. On an individual level, weigh the benefits of vaccination and decide whether you want to go for it.
Is it safe to take vaccination post-delivery during the lactation period? – Be it vaginal or C-section delivery, it’s completely safe to take a vaccine against COVID-19 when breastfeeding your baby.
Should breastfeeding be stopped after taking vaccination when having fever? – Breastfeeding should be continued even when having fever caused post-vaccination. Besides fever, if you have a cough or cold, make sure that you use a mask while breastfeeding and follow good hygiene practices.
Lastly, you need to know that be it Covishield or Covaxin both vaccinations are equally good and safe to take. One might experience mild fever and joint pain after getting vaccinated.
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