COVID-19 VACCINE AT ANTARA CARE HOMES
Supporting the fight against COVID-19, Antara Care Home at Gurugram will now be COVID-19 vaccination center.
India began its new phase of Coronavirus vaccination on March 1, focusing on senior citizens above the age of 60 years and all eligible people, as per the guidelines.
FOUR BIG REASONS TO CHOOSE ANTARA CARE HOMES FOR VACCINATION
SPECIALISED CENTER FOR THE NEIGHBOURHOOD/ COMMUNITY
NO RISK OF HOSPITAL ACQUIRED INFECTIONS
COVID- FREE ZONE
COMFORTABLE ACCESS FOR SENIORS WITH QUICK ASSISTANCE
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49, Gulmohar Marg, DLF Phase-II
Opposite Airtel Building, Gurugram
+91 9811 44 1111
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. Can a person presently having COVID-19 (confirmed or suspected) infection be vaccinated?
A person with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 infection may increase the risk of spreading the same to others at the vaccination site. For this reason, infected individuals should defer vaccination for 14 days after symptoms are resolved.
2. Is it necessary for a COVID recovered person to take the vaccine?
Yes, it is advisable to receive complete schedule of COVID vaccine irrespective of history of infection with COVID-19. This will help in developing a strong immune response against the disease.
3. How will I know if I am eligible for vaccination?
In the initial phase, COVID-19 vaccine will be provided to the priority group – Health Care and Front-line workers. Starting March 1st, 2021 vaccination will be allowed for Indians above the age of 60 and between the age of 45 and 59 with co-morbidities.
4. What are the co-morbidities which should be considered?
List of co-morbidities include:
• Heart Failure with hospital admission in past one year
• Post Cardiac Transplant/Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD)
• Significant Left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVEF <40%) • Moderate or Severe Valvular Heart Disease • Congenital heart disease with severe PAH or Idiopathic PAH • Coronary Artery Disease with past CABG/PTCA/MI AND Hypertension/Diabetes on treatment • Angina AND Hypertension/Diabetes on treatment • CT/MRI documented stroke AND Hypertension/Diabetes on treatment • Pulmonary Artery Hypertension AND Hypertension/Diabetes on treatment • Diabetes (> 10 years OR with complications) AND Hypertension on treatment
• Kidney/ Liver/ Hematopoietic stem cell transplant: Recipient/On waitlist
• End Stage Kidney Disease on haemodialysis/ CAPD
• Current prolonged use of oral corticosteroids/ immunosuppressant medications
• Decompensated cirrhosis
• Severe respiratory disease with hospitalizations in last two years/FEV1 <50%
• Lymphoma/ Leukaemia/ Myeloma
• Diagnosis of any solid cancer on or after 1st July 2020 OR currently on any cancer therapy
• Sickle Cell Disease/ Bone marrow failure/ Aplastic Anaemia/ Thalassemia Major
• Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases/ HIV infection
• Persons with disabilities (Intellectual disabilities/ Deaf/ Blind/ Muscular Dystrophy/ Acid attack with involvement of respiratory system) Also, involves persons with disabilities having high support needs.
5. If one is taking medicines for illnesses like Cancer, Diabetes, Hypertension etc, can s/he take the COVID-19 vaccine?
Yes, people with one or more of these co-morbid conditions are considered inhigh-risk category. They need to get COVID-19 vaccination.
6. Can a person get the COVID-19 vaccine without registration with Health Department?
No, the registration of the beneficiary is mandatory for vaccination for COVID-19 vaccine. Once registered, notification and information about the vaccine session date and time will be shared with the beneficiary.
7. Will vaccinated beneficiaries receive information on the status of their vaccination after completion?
Yes, osn getting due dose of COVID-19 vaccine, the beneficiary will receive SMS on their registered mobile number. After all doses of vaccine are administered, a QR code-based certificate will also be sent to the registered mobile number of the beneficiary.
8. What are the possible side-effects from COVID-19 vaccine?
A. Minor Side effects: The common side effects in some individuals could be mild fever, pain, tiredness and headache, muscle and joint soreness, nausea, and vomiting. These are generally self-limiting and subsides with 1 to 2 days after vaccination.
B. Severe Side effects: Symptoms such as anaphylactic shock, high fever (> 102 degree C), severe swelling of face, tongue, throat, and difficulty in breathing. These effects can be disabling and rarely life threatening and do not cause any long-term problems.
C. Serious Side effects: Requires hospitalization, persistent or significant disability and can be life-threatening.
9. How are the adverse reactions managed?
A. Antara doctors are well trained to manage any minor side effects arising after vaccine administration. You will be constantly monitored, and vitals will be recorded up to 30 minutes post hospitalization.
B. In the event of any severe side effect within 30 minutes post vaccination, you will be shifted to the nearest health facility/ hospital for further care and management.
C. In case there are any severe symptoms arising after you have reached home, we can arrange an ambulance access for you.
10. Can I consume alcohol after vaccination?
It is advisable to refrain from consuming alcohol for upto 45 days after vaccination.
11. When do I take the second dose?
The person giving you the vaccine will let you know when you can return for your second dose. It is important to get both doses of the vaccine to protect you against COVID-19.
12. How long will it take before I develop immunity against COVID-19 after vaccination?
It will take approximately two weeks after getting the first dose to build immunity to the virus. If you are exposed to someone with COVID-19 before or during this time, you may not yet be fully protected and can still get COVID-19.
13. Is it necessary to wear mask and follow COVID appropriate behaviour after getting vaccinated?
COVID-19 is in evolving stage. Vaccination may provide you limited cover and cannot guarantee 100% protection against COVID 19. It is therefore advisable to always wear a facemask, follow social distancing, regularly wash hands with soap and water even after getting vaccinated.
14. Can I catch COVID-19 from the vaccine?
You cannot catch COVID-19 from the vaccine but it is possible to have caught COVID-19 and not realised that you have the symptoms until after your vaccination appointment.
15. Can I go back to normal activities after having my vaccine?
Yes, you should be able to resume activities that are normal for you if you feel well. If your arm is particularly sore, heavy lifting may be difficult. If you feel unwell or very tired; you should take rest and avoid operating machinery or driving.
16. What should I do if I am unwell at the time of my second appointment?
If you are unwell, it is better to wait until you have recovered to have your vaccine, but you should try to have it as soon as possible. You should not attend a vaccine appointment if you are self-isolating, waiting for a COVID-19 test or unsure of your health.