Keep these Dos and Don’ts before your Covid-19 Vaccine

Registrations have begun for phase 3 of the vaccination drive which kicks in from May 1st. All adult Indians can register for a jab on CoWin portal, Aarogya Setu, and Umang apps. Day one saw a little over 10 million people signing up on these platforms for vaccination. Aarogya Setu tweeted, “So we close Day 1 with 1.32 crore registrations on Kudos to Team CoWin for building a truly scalable and robust platform. Handling more than 50000 API calls per second is mammoth!”

RS Sharma, Chief of National Health Authority clarified that all states/UTs will not get vaccines at the same time. Sharma said the visibility of booking slots will get clearer as more states and private hospitals join the program. He clarified that after the process of registration is through, users will be able to book slots only when vaccines will be available with the authorities.

So, what are the points to keep in mind before you head out to take your jab? Can you take your other routine medicines on the day of vaccination? What can be the likely side effects? What are the DOs and DON’Ts once you reach the vaccine centre? We spoke to top doctors to find out a list of DOs and DON’Ts to keep in mind for vaccination.


  • Do schedule an appointment for your vaccination, do not step out before you have been assigned a slot.
  • Do accept any vaccine given to you, all vaccines being administered in India are safe and have been approved after following all safeguards.
  • Do reach your vaccine centre on time
  • Do wear comfortable and loose clothes to make your arm easily accessible to health staff for injection.
  • Do wait only in the observation area, don’t loiter around.
  • Do keep your mask on at all times.
  • Do keep yourself well-hydrated, carry your own water bottle.
  • Do maintain social distancing while at the centre.


  • Don’t miss your appointment.
  • Don’t remove your mask at any cost.
  • Don’t reach vaccine centre if you have flu-like symptoms or you have come in contact with someone who has tested positive.
  • Don’t book a slot if you have taken any other vaccine in the last 14 days, experts are unsure of the interaction of Covid jabs with other vaccines…Read more>>


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