Covaxin Vs. Covishield Vs. Sputnik V; What We Know So Far

May 13, 2021 ・0 comments

 



Sputnik V is the third coronavirus vaccine to be approved for use in India, following Covishield (Oxford-Astrazeneca) and Covaxin. From efficacy, immunity and side-effects, while the three approved vaccines for use carry good benefits in mitigating the risks of the harmful coronavirus, there are some noteworthy differences as well.

Sputnik V carried a whopping 91.6% efficacy rate, India's Covaxin, which has been recently found to be neutralizing against the UK variant virus is over 81% effective, while Covishield, being used globally has over 70.4% efficacy

Side-effects of the Russian vaccine, Sputnik V:

According to a Lancet study published in February 2021, the most common side-effects of the vaccine include:

-Headache
-Fatigue
-Pain at the injection site
-Flu-like illness

As per the Covaxin fact sheet, inoculation rounds have showcased people getting the following side-effects:
-Redness, swelling, pain at the injection site
-Fever
-Sweating and/ or chills
-Malaise, body ache
-Nausea and vomiting
-Itching and rashes
-Headache

Side-effects of the Covishield jab are similar to Covaxin
-Pain at the injection site
-Redness
-Moderate or high fever
-Drowsiness and lethargy
-Arm stiffness
-Body ache and pain

It's important to remember that all vaccines under use meet approval and safety standards and almost equally effective in preventing coronavirus infections. Hence, people are advised to take vaccine shots as and when one is made available to them.



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