Alert: Painkiller or Paracetamol Not Advised after COVAXIN Jab

    No paracetamol or painkiller is recommended after being vaccinated with the Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin, Bharat Biotech said on Wednesday.

    “We have received feedback that certain immunisation centres are recommending taking three paracetamol 500 mg tablets along with Covaxin for children. No paracetamol or painkillers are recommended after being vaccinated with Covaxin,” Bharat Biotech said in a Twitter post.

    Through the clinical trials spanning about 30,000 individuals, approximately 10 to 20 per cent have reported side effects and most of them were mild, resolved within one or two days, and did not require any medication, the company further said.

    Medication is recommended only after consultation with a physician, the vaccine maker said.

    Paracetamol was recommended along with other Covid-19 vaccines only and is not prescribed for Covaxin, it added.

    Last month, the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) had granted emergency use authorisation to indigenously-developed Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin for children above 12 years with certain conditions.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced that vaccination against COVID-19 for children between 15-18 years would start from January 3.

    Subsequently, India opened up vaccination for the 15-18 years age-group on Monday and so far over 85 lakh beneficiaries in the category have received the first shot.


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