Rest for half hour: Govt's guideline for vaccineJanuary 16, 2021 09:11
Health care workers who will be vaccinated today as India begins its emergency vaccination drive from today onwards, the health ministry has asked the beneficiaries to rest at least for half an hour after getting vaccinated.
All vaccine sites have three marked areas for waiting, vaccination and observation.
After one gets the jab, it has been advised to not leave the site immediately as the effects of the shot, if any, will be monitored at the vaccine site itself. In all these areas, Covid-19-appropriate behaviour, including the wearing of masks and social distancing, is to be followed.
Though India has been carrying out large-scale vaccination drives for decades, since this is going to be the world's largest vaccination against the deadly Covid-19, precautionary measures are being taken.
The Centre has already specified age, medical, physical conditions which are not suitable for vaccination.
Vaccinators and officials have also been trained on how to respond if there is any AEFI (adverse event following immunisation).