COVID immunisation: How effective are the two doses in preventing death?

India has administered 566 crore vaccines, with 233 crore people fully vaccinated, accounting for 29.9% of the total population.

The vaccination campaign is still in full swing, and various studies are being conducted concurrently to learn more about the vaccine’s effectiveness.

The Union Health Ministry recently published four-month data from the national vaccination campaign. According to the report, the coronavirus vaccine is 96.6 percent effective after the first dose and 97.5 percent effective after the second dose in preventing mortality.

According to the Health Ministry, the report was created using a ‘COVID-19 tracker’ created by combining data from the CO-WIN portal, which is the National COVID-19 testing database, and the COVID-19 India portal.

This data has been used to investigate various aspects of vaccination. The data is based on the ICMR identification number and mobile number. According to the Health Ministry, a vaccine tracker will be available online soon.

​Why is vaccination important?

As children, we were all immunized against various infections and diseases. Vaccines are also an important line of defense against novel coronavirus infections. Many people are afraid of the side effects of vaccination, but they must understand that the protection provided by vaccination outweighs the temporary side effects experienced by some people.

Tips by Ministry of Health

– Even after being vaccinated, people must continue to wear their masks.

– To avoid the third wave, all festivals should be held in a low-key manner.

– No unnecessary travel should be undertaken.

Protection from one dose vs two-doses

Vaccines provide nearly total protection from serious diseases and deaths after two doses, making them the most important barrier against mortality.

Vaccine availability

According to the center, the vaccine is plentiful, and people who have not been vaccinated should come forward and get vaccinated. Even if the entire population receives the first dose, it will provide protection against any future COVID-19 deaths.

According to the most recent data, 58% of adults have received the first dose, and approximately 18% of adults are fully vaccinated.

​Vaccination for breastfeeding mothers

According to the most recent research, breastfeeding mothers experienced the same side effects as non-breastfeeding women after receiving the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. After their mothers were vaccinated, the breastfed infants showed no adverse effects.

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