COVID-19 Vaccine (Updates): Myths and Facts
Dr. Raman Abrol is a senior consultant at Abrol ENT Institute & Research Centre, the Best ENT specialist in Chandigarh. He talks about how the Covid-19 vaccine is effective against the virus. And why we should not trust unverified information on social media.
Why is COVID vaccination necessary?
We are going through a very tough phase in our life, the country is going through a very troublesome time. And an ENT surgeon Dr. Abrol says, “I am seeing and treating a lot of covid-19 patients these days. And there is one common factor in every patient that I see, that is, lack of vaccination and also lack of covid-19 appropriate behavior. I would make one request to everyone listening and watching this. You must go for vaccination as early as possible because the vaccination is actually working.”
The people who have gotten both doses of vaccination are protected. And it is seen, patients who have gotten the vaccine are not getting infected. The vaccine is at full immunization after two weeks of both doses of the vaccine.
Misconceptions and disbelief
It is very sad to see that when the vaccination program was first launched in India, there were many misconceptions about it. Due to these misconceptions floating around, the disbelief was caused about the vaccine. This disbelieves lead to the failure of the vaccination program. The people who believed these misconceptions and did not get vaccinated are the ones who are suffering the most. On the other hand, the people who trusted the scientists and doctors and got the vaccine are safe.
Covishield or Covaxin?
Dr. Abrol advises everyone to not get confused as getting whichever vaccine is available is the only way to be safe.
In the current scenario, one must get whichever vaccine is available. Wherever it is available. And whenever it is available as we are facing a shortage.
Do not believe false information
He also suggested, not to believe the false information floating around on WhatsApp. These are from unverified sources. Just believe and trust your doctor and the scientists who are bringing out these research products. Vaccines are safe there are no Side Effects that are of serious concern.
Paracetamol can treat the mild fever that Only 10 to 20% of patient who has gotten the vaccine will have. Other than this there are no proven side effects that have been seen so far from all these vaccines.
-DO NOT trust the unverified sources of this misinformation.
-Don’t trust. Don’t circulate. Don’t forward.
-You will be doing a great disservice to the nation. By forwarding the misinformation or unverified social media messages regarding vaccines.