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      Everything you need to know about the Covaxin vs Covishield

      As India is entering its third phase of vaccination program on 1st May 2021. Everyone who is above the age of 18 is eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine dose. You will have to pre-register yourself on the CoWIN website. The registration begins on 28th April 2021.

      Covaxin and Covishield are available in the Indian market and in coming days government also going to approve foreign vaccines like Sputvik V and expect to be available for public very soon.

      This time the vaccines will be available both in open market and State hospitals.

      You will have to pay a price to get COVID dose.

      Many State governments like Kerala, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Maharashtra and Goa among others have declared vaccine free for all.

      Details about Covaxin and Covishield.

      Developers

      CovaxinCovishield
      Covaxin has been developed by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech International Limited in association with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and the National Institute of Virology (NIV).Covishield is developed by the Oxford University in collaboration with AstraZeneca and is manufactured in India by Pune’s Serum Institute of India.

      Technology

      CovaxinCovishield
      Covaxin is an inactivated vaccine, which has been prepared on a tried and tested platform of dead viruses.
      This vaccine is developed with Whole-Virion Inactivated Vero Cell-derived technology. They contain inactivated viruses, which can not infect a person but still can teach the immune system to prepare a defence mechanism against the active virus.
      Covishield has been prepared using the viral vector platform which is a totally different technology.
      A chimpanzee adenovirus ChAdOx1 has been modified to enable it to carry the COVID-19 spike protein into the cells of humans. Well, this cold virus is basically incapable of infecting the receiver but can very well teach the immune system to prepare a mechanism against such viruses.

      Storage

      CovaxinCovishield
      Covaxin can be stored at 2-8 degrees Centigrade.Covishield can be stored at 2-8 degrees Centigrade.

      Dosage

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      You need to take two doses of Covaxin. The second dose needs to be taken within a time interval of four to six weeks after the first dose.You need to take two doses of Covishield. The second dose needs to be taken within a time interval of four to eight weeks after the first dose.

      Efficacy

      CovaxinCovishield
      Covaxin has recorded an efficacy of 78% in the second interim analysis and is said to be 100% efficient against ‘severe COVID-19 disease’.Covishield recorded an overall efficacy of 70%, but it can be over 90% if administered as a half dose followed by a full dose a month later.

      Price in India

      CovaxinCovishield
      ₹600 per dose for the states
      ₹1,200 per dose for private hospitals
      ₹150 for Centre. 
      ₹400 per dose to states
      ₹600 per dose to private hospitals
      ₹150 for Centre.

      Both the vaccines are very much effective in protecting people against COVID-19 but yes they are not 100% efficacious and some people might get the virus even after getting vaccinated but the chances of it getting severe are rare.

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