Covid Vaccines

The covid vaccines are used to prevent coronavirus 2019 caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-COV-2) virus. These vaccines are administered intramuscularly into the upper arm muscle. In India, most of the vaccines are designed to be administered in two doses 3/4 weeks apart. The vaccines show mild temporary side effects like fever, pain at the site of injection, and abdominal discomfort.

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I started to have a strange feeling of dizziness and lightheadedness after my first dose of the COVID vaccine. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 40-year-old male. I had tension at work for two years and had my first dose of the COVID vaccine. About 20 days after that, I started to have a strange feeling of dizziness and lightheadedness. Then the symptoms got worse by affecting my digestion system and causing anxiety. I had...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Allergy can be the reason for your problem. However, it is slightly far-fetched. We need to rule out post-COVID sequelae in you. However, please understand that COVID vaccines have also resulted in post covid symptoms like the resurgence o...  Read Full »

My mother is suffering from loose motion and stomachache. Can she take COVID vaccine?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother had some loose motion for the past three days, but it stopped yesterday. Today she has stomach pain only. Please advise if she can take the second dose of COVID vaccination tomorrow?  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If loose motions subside by tomorrow, she can take but if she has a fever, severe abdominal pain, or low blood pressure, then wait for a few days to stabilize. Most commonly, loose motions are due to food poisoning, which settles within 24 - 48 hours. If motions are sev...  Read Full »

When should a booster dose be taken after 45 days of COVID infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I got COVID-19 45 days back and recovered, and I am due to take a booster dose this week. Shall I take the booster dose or wait for a couple of months, as my body might be immune for some time? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query and am sorry you caught a covid-19 infection. The recommended guidelines state that anyone with a breakthrough infection and those vaccinated with both doses but still infected with Covid 19 - should wait for three months before taking the booster ...  Read Full »

What should I do to protect myself from COVID other than getting a vaccination?

Query: Hello doctor,I have not yet been able to get vaccinated. I have MCAS and never successfully received a vaccine in my life. I am attempting to get my Pfizer shot this month with an allergist. I have MS, asthma, and a disabled 9-year-old. I am the only unvaccinated member of my house. I do not leave m...  Read Full »

Dr. N. Ashok Viswanath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your query. In situations where you are not able to get your vaccinations done, I suggest you, 1) Follow strict social distancing. 2) Wear an N95 mask while going out, and make sure you never pull it down while you are outside. 3) Follow strict hand hygien...  Read Full »

What to do if I am suffering from menstrual irregularity after getting COVID vaccination?

Query: Hello doctor,I am in a live-in relationship, but we live apart these days because of work. I got fully vaccinated, and since then, I have been experiencing a delay in my period. Initially, the wait was two weeks, but it was more than two weeks this time. What is the possible reason? Is it related to...  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to First of all, let me tell you that the COVID vaccine does not affect menstrual cycles after this long time. It is generally due to some other problem. To correct this abnormal cycle, you need to take oral contraceptive pills. However, to cure the root cause, some diagn...  Read Full »

Does COVID-19 vaccination cause neuralgia and neuropathy?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had neuropathy and neuralgia since taking my COVID-19 vaccine, which was a week ago. It started with a tingling sensation in my arm, which I thought was normal. Then as the day went by, organs on the left side of my body and intestines started to feel like I had pins and needles...  Read Full »

Dr. Florilyn Joyce Chulsi Bentrez

Answer: Hello, Welcome to you for the query. I can understand your concern.For now, I suggest: 1) Pregabalin 75 mg, one capsule once a day at 8 PM as tolerated. Watch out for side effects such as dizziness. 2) Tablet Vitamin B complex, one tablet once a day. To document if it is a post...  Read Full »

Is the COVID vaccine ineffective against SARS?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife got her COVID shot three months back (Pfizer second dose). Now she has the flu, which we got tested thinking it is COVID, but strangely it is SARS. Is it deadlier than COVID? What is the treatment? Is COVID vaccine ineffective against this?  Read Full »

Dr. J N Naidu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Vaccines are helpful, and please understand that the epidemic was controlled with the help of vaccines. But it is not 100 % effective in preventing infection. On the other hand, vaccines decrease mortality and morbidity. SARS (severe acute re...  Read Full »

My child is 6 years old, and I am concerned about her safety on the COVID-19 vaccine. Are they safe for children?

Query: Hello doctor,How safe are COVID-19 vaccines for my kid? I want to keep my kid safe both from COVID and vaccine jabs. I do not believe in vaccines. It can affect my child's health. But everyone is insisting on that to get my kid vaccinated. She is six years only. Does she require a vaccine? I fear th...  Read Full »

Dr. Sajeev Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Vaccines are only protective, and no vaccine will harm our bodies. Please be scientific in this era of modern science. Give her vaccines and protect her from serious diseases. Remember that the fatal smallpox was eradicated from this world by effective vaccination. Sim...  Read Full »

What is the possibility of transmitting the COVID-19 virus from a vaccinated person to an unvaccinated person?

Query: Hello doctor, Can a vaccinated person transmit the COVID-19 virus to an unvaccinated person in a home setting? I understand this is not always the case, but I wonder about the possibility. I have seen online studies that relate higher mortality to higher viral load. I have many clients who are not v...  Read Full »

Dr. N. Ashok Viswanath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your query. To initiate infection in humans, there is something called the infective dose, which is nothing but the load or amount of microbe needed to initiate an infection. Examples are the infective load of Vibrio to cause diarrhea is high (about 10^6...  Read Full »

My child is traveling abroad. Is it necessary for her to get vaccinated?

Query: Hi doctor, I am planning to travel abroad with my almost thirteen-year-old daughter. I have taken both doses of vaccination. But my daughter is also asked to vaccinate. Doctors say it is safe, and many children worldwide are getting vaccinated. We are not planning to return to my home country again...  Read Full »

Dr. C. Elanchezhian

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In your home country, children are getting COVID-19 vaccinations done now. I recommend you inquire about what vaccines are available in the country you are traveling to and check if they are available in your home country. Thank you.   Read Full »

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