Pre-Covid-19 Vaccination Guide for Public
Based on the growing data from around the world, the available Covid-19 vaccines in Pakistan have been found effective in covid-19 prevention and serious consequences of the infection. It is important for public to continue following precautionary measures such as masking, social distancing and basic hand hygiene for covid-19 prevention.
Covid 19 Pakistan
According to Pakistan Government Official sources, the number of new covid 19 cases in Pakistan are fluctuating in different provinces. It is however satisfying to see the covid vaccination coverage is increasing on daily basis. The Pakistan Government has recently reported administration of 1.5 million covid vaccine doses per day, which is continuing on increasing trend.
People who have registered to take Covid-19 vaccine would be first screened by a doctor at the vaccination centers. All registered individuals for Covid 19 vaccination should inform the attending doctor about their complete medical history. The doctor will review the medical history and suggest whether the person qualifies to get Covid-19 vaccine shot.
Registered persons should ask what type of covid vaccine they will be getting. Learn about the types of Covid-19 vaccines
Before the First Dose
All covid vaccine recipients should inform the attending doctor if they had any of the below condition:
- Any history of severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) due to any earlier vaccination or medicine
- Have experienced covid 19 symptoms and recovered from Covid 19 infection
- Have fever or had fever in the last 2 weeks
- Notify if you have received any other vaccine in the last 2 weeks
- Patient of any chronic illness such as history of stroke, heart problems, neurological disease (Bell’s palsy, Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS))
- People who have diabetes
- Had symptoms of seizure (fits) in the past
- All married women in reproductive age should inform the doctor if you they are pregnant or breast feeding
- Inform any recent hospitalization and surgery
- Immune system disorder, Immune-deficiency, people taking immuno-suppressive drugs
- Cancer survivor, Taking chemotherapy drugs
- Inform doctor if taking blood thinners or have bleeding disorder
- Had organ transplantation
- Genetic illnesses (hemophilia, thalassemia)
- All candidates of covid vaccine who have any chronic illness (diabetes, heart disease etc) must take their recent medical report to the vaccination center for the attending doctor to review
- All patients of chronic illness should carry all medications that they take regularly to show it to the attending doctor at the vaccination center
Before the Second Dose:
Inform the doctor if you had the below side effects after the first dose:
- Severe weakness in legs and arms GBS
- Develop covid-19 infection
- Severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis)
- Severe pain at injection site
- Severe headache lasting many days with pain in eyes
- Facial paralysis, numbness and tingling in arms, legs, face
- Side effects such as chest pain, difficulty breathing or experience anything unusual
Most vaccine injections may cause some mild side effects such as local injection site pain, rash or mild fever. Those symptoms usually go away in a couple of days. Covid vaccine recipients should timely report any serious side effects after vaccine shot to the vaccination center or identified Government department.
With the available clinical data, covid 19 vaccine types cannot be used interchangeably. Both covid vaccine shots in an individual should be from the same manufacturing company.
Covid 19 vaccine recipients should collect vaccination card that has properly documented doses of covid vaccine.
Possible Vaccine Side Effects
Most vaccine injections may cause some mild side effects such as local injection site pain, rash or mild fever. Those symptoms usually go away in a couple of days. Vaccine recipients should timely report any serious side effects after vaccine shot to the vaccination center or identified Government department.
With the available clinical data, covid-19 vaccine types cannot be used interchangeably. Both vaccine shots in an individual should be from the same manufacturing company.
Vaccine recipient should collect vaccination card that has properly documented doses of covid-19 vaccine.