The country will soon get iNCOVACC Nasal Vaccine, who will get this vaccine, what are the specialties? Know the answer to your every question…
Amidst the havoc of the worldwide corona infection, India is soon going to take the first covid vaccine given through the nose. Intranasal COVID-19 vaccine ‘INCOVAC’ (INCOVACC) is an indigenous vaccine i.e. it has been manufactured in India only. Bharat Biotech has prepared this vaccine. Innova Intranasal Corona Vaccine will be launched on the occasion of Republic Day i.e. on 26 January. Company’s Chairman and Managing Director Krishna Illa gave this information. There will be many questions in your mind regarding this vaccine like – what is its specialty, where will it be available, how will it be available, how many doses will it take, how much will it be available etc… We are going to answer these questions below.
What is the specialty of Incovac?
The INCOVAK vaccine was evaluated in Phase I, 2 and 3 clinical trials with successful results. The manufacturer states that the intranasal vaccine stimulates a broad immune response, such as neutralizing IgG, mucosal IgA and T cell responses. It initiates an immune response in the nasal mucosa and may help prevent infection and transmission of COVID. It is a needle-free vaccine, which means injections will not be used for it. It will be given directly through the nose.
What should be done before taking INCOVAK vaccine?
Before receiving INCOVAK vaccine, you should tell the vaccination provider about all medicines you are currently taking. You will have to give all the information related to your medicine and disease. If you have an allergy problem, then you also have to tell about it. Apart from this, also keep in mind how your immunity is. It would be right that you tell about your covid vaccination dose so far, information about being pregnant, blood related problems etc. so that you can avoid any risk.
When can you not take this vaccine?
INCOVAK vaccine cannot be given to people who are under 18 years of age. This breed vaccine will also not be given to people who have had a severe allergic reaction after vaccination or have had a serious problem due to a previous Covid vaccination. The nasal vaccine cannot be given to people who have a severe infection or fever.
How is this vaccine given?
INCOVAK will be given as a 2-dose series. The gap between the two doses will be of 4 weeks. A total of 4-4 drops per dose will be given to the person. This means that 4-4 drops will be put in both the nostrils.
Can INCOVAK be taken as a booster dose?
Yes, INCOVAK Vaccine can be taken as a booster dose. Bharat Biotech says that this vaccine will be given to people 18 years and above only after 6 months of complete vaccination of Covishield or Covaxin.
The common side effects seen after the administration of INCOVAK Vaccine are headache, fever, runny nose and sneezing. Bharat Biotech says that very rarely a serious allergic reaction may occur after taking Innova supplements. However, no such event was reported in the clinical trials of Innova.
How much does the vaccine cost
Bharat Biotech had announced in December last year that it would sell this intranasal vaccine to the government at the rate of Rs 325 per dose. Whereas for private vaccination centers it will cost Rs.800 per dose.
Where will this vaccine be used?
This vaccine will be installed in private hospitals including government hospitals. Apart from this, vaccine will also be installed in health centers.