TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Since the Covid-19 vaccination program began, more than 2 million people have received their first Covid-19 vaccination dose. The Indonesian government's target is to vaccinate 181.5 million people gradually.
The website kawalcovid19.id listed a number of side effects and post-immunization co-events (AEFI) caused by the Covid-19 vaccine. Most of them are light effects.
Known side effects are:
-Pain, redness, soreness at the injection spot,
-Allergic reactions from mild (itching) to severe (anaphylactic shock),
-and some other minor side effects.
After getting the injection, people are asked to sit still for around 30 minutes, giving time to observe symptoms related to AEFI. Another thing to remember is that the vaccine does not protect people from Covid-19 100 percent. The immunity caused by vaccines is still influenced by many other factors, including the condition of the body.
So far, the vaccine had only been proven to be effective in significantly lowering the risks of Covid-19; from light to severe symptoms, to death.
After receiving the vaccine, we must still wear masks, maintain social and physical distance and avoiding crowds, and wash our hands with soap regularly.