After a year of hope, we finally have vaccines that can fight against the deadly coronavirus. It was the first time that the whole world got united to achieve a single goal. At present, India has given permission for the emergency use of both the vaccines being used in the country. These two vaccines are Covishield (AstraZeneca’s vaccine manufactured by Serum Institute of India) and Covaxin (manufactured by Bharat Biotech Limited). Recently, Covaxin completed its third stage trial and showed an efficacy of over 80%.
Now, there are talks in the country about which of the two vaccines to administrate. Well, even we can’t provide you with a direct answer for this, but before digging further into it, let’s lay out more information on this.
After one year of the pandemic, we can find ourselves in partial relief. The Indian government and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare have come with a boon to the medical industry — Covid vaccines. And they have not only come up with the vaccines within a short period to defeat the virus, but are also helping the world by gifting the same. These two vaccines have been recognised for emergency use — they’ve been authorised by the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) in India.
These vaccines have two possibilities to them: absolutely risk or benefits, or you may say safety. The evaluation for these can be done in the context of a public health emergency.
Now, PM Narendra Modi also took a shot of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin to get rid of the public hesitancy over the Covid-19 vaccine, and later on, many famous personalities were getting the same to encourage the general public to get vaccinated.
Now, the question arises: which vaccine should we choose for ourselves, a a vaccine that we can rely on and have faith in? Well, there have been a few head-to-head comparisons between the two vaccines used in India, but one should not choose one over the other. In my opinion, both the vaccines will save the person from the virus and help prevent death from Covid-19.
If you look overall, both the vaccines are safe and effective. Over 20 million doses have been administered worldwide and only a few cases of their rare side-effects have been reported.
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