Can Covaxin be administered to everyone? Check out what Bharat Biotech said

  • Bharat Biotech which has manufactured the Covaxin, found itself surrounded with controversy when Serum Institute chief Adan Poonawalla said that the vaccines other than Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca are just like water. However Bharat Biotech chairman Dr.Krishna Ella responded to these allegations without naming anyone, he had said “We are not ‘water-like’ and backup vaccine’’ and their trials are performed with 200 percent honesty.

  • However Bharat Biotech on Tuesday issued an advisory regarding the administration of the vaccine. The circular stated various Pre conditions of administrating Covaxin to individuals.

  • Those who have weaker immunity or are on a medicine that affects their immune system and people with allergies must not take the Covaxin shot

  • Those taking a vaccine shot have to disclose their medical condition. Moreover Bharat Biotech lists side effects that include pain, swelling or itching where the recipient has been injected, body ache, headache, fever, malaise, weakness, rashes, nausea and vomiting.

  • Further if you have anyone the following symptoms it is not advisable to take the Covaxin shot

  1. Have any allergies

  2. Have Fever

  3. Have a bleeding disorder or are on a blood thinner

  4. Are immunocompromised or are on a medicine that affects your immune system

  5. Are pregnant

  6. Are breastfeeding

  7. Have received another Covid-19 vaccine

  8. Any other serious health related issues, as determined by the vaccinator.


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