Right now, vaccination is the only thing on people’s minds. But the COVID-19 vaccination journey can leave you with several queries, doubts, and unanswered questions. On this page, you will find answers to some of the most common questions people are asking about COVID-19 vaccines.
1. Do I need to pay at the hospital?
Regarding your payment, you can get in touch with a member of our team who will check your company details to see if your vaccine is sponsored or not. Here are three different scenarios and what you need to do:
· If prepaid - Your company has paid for your vaccination, then you needn’t pay at the hospital. At the location, you must mention to the receptionist that you’ve been registered by Loop Health and the payment has been settled.
· If sponsored with reimbursement - You will need to pay the government approved price of the vaccine at the hospital. Since your employer is covering the costs, within a few days you will get reimbursed.
· If not prepaid or sponsored - If your company is not sponsoring the vaccine, you will need to pay the government approved price of the vaccine at the hospital.
2. Will I have to wait at the hospital?
When you sign up with Loop Health, your name is registered for a specific time slot as per your convenience at the hospital. This helps you get first preference, and your waiting time will be minimal. However, if other Loop members arrive before you, you will have to wait for 10-15 minutes for your turn.
3. Which vaccine am I taking?
Given the constantly changing scenario, you will have to speak to a member of our team who will enquire which vaccine is currently in stock and in use. Rest assured, all vaccines are tested and proven effective against COVID-19 infection. For more information on vaccines, read this.
4. If there is an issue, how can I book an appointment with a doctor?
The quickest way to book an appointment is on the Loop Health app. Once you log into the app, within 15 minutes you can connect with a specialist who will answer all your queries as well as help you throughout your vaccine journey. Alternatively, you can also dial 9511949475 to fix an appointment.
5. Is the COVID-19 vaccine effective?
This has been an ongoing debate however, the COVID-19 vaccine is tested rigorously and is rated as ‘excellent’ by WHO. Moreover, the numbers give you additional proof. Only 0.04 per cent of the people have tested positive after completing the waiting period of the second dose of Covaxin and 0.03 per cent after Covishield. This is only 2-4 people per 10,000 population, a number of infections after vaccination that is “very low.” Moreover, even if someone tests positive, it’s a milder version and not as severe.
6. Is the COVID-19 Vaccine safe?
All the approved COVID-19 vaccines have been carefully tested and continually monitored. Akin to other vaccines, this one too undergoes a rigorous, multi-stage testing process, which includes extensive clinical trials with tens and thousands of people. The purpose of these trials is to determine and identify any safety concerns.
The end result: the vaccines have shown a high level of efficacy across all populations. If you are healthy with no previous ailments, there are no dangers of getting the vaccine. Typically, after the vaccination, you may have a fever, body ache, and slight discomfort, which is a good thing as it shows the vaccine is working in your body.
If you do have any continuing ailments like blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, etc. it’s safe to take the vaccine, but it’s better you consult with a doctor before your vaccination to understand the when’s, how’s, what’s and if’s.
7. What if I am currently COVID-19 positive?
If you are currently COVID-19 positive, then you must wait until you completely recover and test negative before you get the vaccine. Even if you were asymptomatic or it’s a mild case, you need to wait for a minimum of 6 to 8 weeks after your positive RT PCR report.
Typically, if you test positive, anecdotal evidence suggests that the natural immunity after the virus lasts for 90-180 days. Of course, this differs from person to person and depends on external factors like history of infection, chronic ailments, severity, etc. It’s actively encouraged for COVID patients to get the jab.
Patients treated with convalescent plasma or monoclonal antibodies should wait for 90 days before getting the vaccine.
8. What if I currently have a fever or feel unwell?
Whether you have any COVID-19 like symptoms or feel unwell, it’s best to wait until you completely recover to get the injection. If the infection increases, please get tested immediately. If you test positive, follow the needed protocols, and get the injection 6 to 8 weeks post-infection and the RT PCR t.
If you contract COVID-19 after the first dose, it’s likely to be a milder version. After recovery, wait at least four weeks before you take the second dose.
9. What if I have symptoms after the vaccine?
Mild symptoms are common after the vaccine and a sign that it’s working. Read more about the symptoms and other information here.
To help alleviate your symptoms, you can download the Loop Health app and talk to a medical advisor or you can dial +91 97654 59466 to speak to a specialist who can help you.
10. Under what conditions should I not get the vaccine?
If you fall into any of these categories, you should not take the COVID-19 shot:
· Have any history of severe allergies, especially to components of the COVID-19 vaccine.
· Pregnant and lactating women.
People who are immune-compromised or are on medicines that affect immunity.
· If you’re on medication or have any ailments, it’s best to check with your doctor if you can get the vaccine.
· If the first dose caused an allergic reaction, avoid the second one.
11. Do I still need to wear a mask, maintain social distance, and follow other such rules after my vaccinations?
Yes, you will need to follow all such protocols until and unless specified by WHO and other bodies.
To stop this pandemic, you must use all the tools you have at your disposal. Social distancing and wearing a mask help reduce exposure to the virus or spreading it, but it’s not sufficient. Vaccines work with your immune system, so you’re ready to fight it when you’re exposed. A combination of the two is the best way to protect yourself and others.
Leaving no stone unturned, Loop Health’s public corporate Covid vaccination program ensures organizations have guidance from start to finish. It’s a program where you sign your employees up for bulk vaccinations to ensure a safe and productive work environment. You can read more about this program here.