Covaxin is a vaccine that provides protection against COVID-19. It is an inactivated vaccine developed by Bharat Biotech, an Indian biotechnology company, in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research. These inactivated vaccines have the dead virus in them, which induces the immune reaction. The dose schedule of the vaccine involves two shots of the vaccine taken 28 days apart. Headache, fever, pain at the injection site, fatigue, nausea, and vomiting are few common side effects of this vaccine.

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How many days should be maintained between the first and second doses of Covaxin?

Query: Hi doctor, I got my first dose of Covaxin in the middle of last month, and on the day of my second dose, my family member tested positive, but my report was negative. Unfortunately, my second dose got delayed as Covaxin was not available in my city. Please suggest what I should do if my second dose...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you took your first dose of Covaxin, and now you are waiting to get the second dose of Covaxin. Forty-five days have already been gone, and you have not taken your second dose yet due t...  Read Full »

Can anaphylactic patients take COVID-19 vaccination?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother had an anaphylactic reaction to Penicillin before. Local doctors have refused her vaccines Covaxin and Sinopharm. She previously had rashes after taking the soluble tablet Efferalgan (Paracetamol). We do not have the Covaxin vaccine anymore in my country, and I want to know if ...  Read Full »

Dr. Jebin Abraham

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is better to avoid vaccination for her. Though it is not related to vaccine content, anaphylaxis risk is a serious concern. Kindly avoid any vaccine. Do not take second dose. It may cause a severe reaction this time. Any vaccine can have the risk of a reaction. ...  Read Full »

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