At least 6,600 people have experienced side effects or adverse events after receiving the Covid-19 vaccine all over Pakistan.
According to the report, recipients of Chinese coronavirus vaccines account for most of the cases of side effects since Chinese vaccines have been mostly used under the ongoing vaccination campaign. List of recipients suffered Covid-19 vaccine side effects;
- 5,540 Sinopharm
- 780 Sinovac
- 201 CanSinoBIO
- 153 AstraZeneca
Meanwhile, no side effects from the other approved vaccines such as Pfizer, Moderna, and Sputnik V have been reported yet.
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Federal Secretary for Health, Aamir Ashraf Khawaja addressed in this regard and said that all these side effects were minor and were treated without any complications. He added that it is irrational to think that the Coronavirus vaccine could kill someone or render some sort of damage to the body.
Moreover, 23 million doses of different COVID-19 vaccines have been administered so far. 4.1 million People have been fully vaccinated whereas, 16.4 million have been partially vaccinated and only 6,600 suffered side effects after getting the vaccine.
Side effects from Covid vaccines can affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days. The Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines both need 2 shots in order to get the most protection. You should get the second shot even if you have side effects after the first shot, unless a vaccination provider or your doctor tells you not to get it.
Also, it takes time for your body to build protection after any vaccination.
However, if you experience any side effects, talk to your doctor about taking over-the-counter medicine, such as ibuprofen, acetaminophen, aspirin, or antihistamines, for any pain. You can take these medications to relieve post-vaccination side effects if you have no other medical reasons that prevent you from taking these medications normally.