Covid-19 Vaccine with Important Steps Before and After You Get Your Vaccination Shot
With the vaccination process are becoming speak of the town and rumours on this vaccination on how the process will be and what should you do after you get your vaccination. Here are the steps which can make you understand this vaccination better.
Check-in With Your Doctor
The Ministry of Health (MOH) has identified three groups of people who should get the pre-vaccination assessment with their regular doctor or medical specialist where this assessment is essential to know that if you are allowed to get the Covid-19 vaccination and to determine the most suitable type of vaccination for them.
- Individuals who are immunocompromised — history of cancer, organ transplant, on immunosuppressive drugs, or chronic HIV infection.
- Individuals with severe allergies — anaphylaxis from unknown causes, other vaccines, or drugs, or towards the first COVID-19 vaccine dose.
- Individuals with bleeding disorders — history of haemophilia, low platelet count, or on blood-thinning drugs.
- Pregnant and nursing mothers are generally encouraged to get vaccinated, but it depends on the gestation period and other factors; the ministry has also encouraged this group to consult their doctor prior to booking an appointment.
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Prepare The Thing You Need to Bring along the Vaccination Process
The vaccine candidates will receive their assigned vaccination distribution centre (PPV) two weeks prior to their appointment, and here is what you should prepare before going for your vaccination process.
- A face mask (and hand sanitiser, to be cautious)
- Your IC or passport for verification
- Your mobile phone (for those who signed up with MySejahtera)
- Wear short sleeves or a shirt with loose sleeves that can be rolled up easily
- A list of the medications you are taking/illnesses you have (especially for the elderly who may forget, frontline appreciate when family members help list or have pictures of their medication boxes!)
During the Vaccination Process
- Scan your temperature and check-in using MySejahtera
- Register at a registration booth using your IC
- Get briefed by frontline and sign a vaccination consent form — they will want to know if you have a fever, are pregnant, or have any pre-existing illness
- Receive the vaccination
- Wait in the observation area for 30 minutes to be monitored for allergic reactions
- Receive vaccination digital certificate on MySejahtera indicating you have received the first dose and be given an appointment date for the second dose
Mild Side Effects After Vaccination
After getting your vaccination, there will be some mild side effects which are normal and it will takes a few days for the vaccine to build an immune system for your protection, these side effects are:
Some pain, swelling, and redness on the arm where you got the shot
- Chills or mild fever
- Muscle ache
- Swollen lymph nodes
When to Call a Doctor For Help
If you suffer from more serious side effects which is extremely low, as vaccines are still being continually studied to detect the occurrence of adverse reactions
Contact your doctor or healthcare provider if you experience these symptoms:
- Redness or tenderness at the spot where you got the shot gets worse after 24 hours.
- Your side effects are getting worse or do not seem to be going away after a few days.
For AstraZeneca recipients, the MOH advises to seek medical assistance immediately if you experience the following symptoms of abnormal blood clotting within four days to four weeks:
- A severe headache that does not subside when lying down, or even after taking painkillers.
- Sudden blurred vision, difficulty speaking, weakness, or unexplained bruising or bleeding.
- Shortness of breath, chest pain, leg swelling or persistent abdominal pain.
Continue Keeping Preventive Behaviours Even After Vaccination
It is important for you to continue to follow preventive measure even after being vaccinated while vaccines have been proven effective at stopping the disease from developing and it is still unsure if vaccines can prevent the transmission of the virus to others, these steps are:
- Washing your hands with soap and water or using hand sanitiser often
- Wearing a mask when you’re outdoors
- Keeping at least 1m distance between yourself and others
- Keeping away from crowded places