COVID-19 vaccines should be taken in hospitals or equipped health centers for patient safety

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Added On: 02 February 2021, Tuesday, 08:45
Last Edited On: 02 February 2021, Tuesday, 08:45

COVID-19 vaccines should be taken in hospitals or equipped health centers for patient safety
Professor of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology Department of Near East University Hospital Dr. H. Kaya Süer drew attention to the fact that COVID-19 vaccination should be taken in hospitals or full-fledged health centers in terms of patient safety.

Vaccination practices for COVID-19 started in our country a while ago. With vaccination, it is aimed to create immunity in individuals against the disease, to reduce the rate of spread of the disease and to create community immunity. In order to achieve these goals, at least 60% of the society must be vaccinated.

Stating that there are early and late side effects that may occur after Covid-19 vaccination, as pointed out by the manufacturer companies, Prof. Dr. H. Kaya Süer drew attention to the fact that some precautions should be taken during the vaccination in the vaccination centers.

COVID-19 vaccine may cause allergic reaction
Stating that the early allergic reactions may occur after vaccination, even if few, Prof. Dr. H. Kaya Süer stated that in order to intervene in any allergic reaction that may occur after vaccination, it is necessary to wait at least 30 minutes in the center where the vaccine is taken. Prof. Dr. H. Kaya Süer continued as follows; “The emergence of early allergic reactions can be seen, albeit a little. Common side effects after vaccination include arm pain, rash, weakness, chills and fever, headache, muscle and joint pain, rarely diarrhea and swelling in the lymph glands.”

It is recommended to apply to a health center in case of any health problem in the late period, up to 7 days after the vaccination.

Near East University Hospital and Dr. Suat Günsel Kyrenia University Hospital request to become a vaccine center
Near East University Hospital and Dr. Suat Günsel University of Kyrenia Hospital had informed the TRNC Ministry of Health in writing that they would like to serve as a vaccination center in order to carry out the COVID-19 vaccination, which was initiated in our country, in a faster, more effective and safe way to protect public health. Within the framework of the determined rules and vaccination program, it was stated that the will to work as a vaccination center was seen as a social responsibility.