Your wait to get your first Pfizer dose is about to over. Know here the date of availability of this vaccine and registration process along with other details like Dose Gap, Cost, efficacy, side effects etc.
Pfizer shots are most likely to arrive India by July-August 2021; however, the final signing of agreement is yet to be executed. The concerns are roaming about how to register for Pfizer vaccine, exact date of availability of the vaccine, cost, dose gap, efficacy, side effects etc. This is our initiative to provide you the best possible information about Pfizer Vaccine and its use in India. You can share your further concern(s) using the comment box below.
Pfizer Vaccine Overview
|Name of vaccine||BNT162b2|
|Who manufactured the vaccine?||Pfizer, Inc., and BioNTech|
|When will Pfizer Vaccine available in India?||The vaccine may arrive by July to August 2021|
|Shots to take||2 shots with a gap of 21 days|
|Type of vaccine||*mRNA|
|How to use?||To be injected in the muscle of the arm|
|Official website of Pfizer Vaccine||www.pfizer.com|
*mRNA- mRNA vaccines are a new category of vaccine which protect you from infectious diseases.
Pfizer Vaccine Registration Process
The registration for Pfizer Vaccine is yet to start in India as the Government of India has currently banned the use of this medicine. There is a possibility that the vaccine will arrive India by July-August 2021 and the registration process will be taken place thereafter. Talking about the eligibility to get the vaccine, you should be at least 12 years of age to use this medicine.
It means the registration to be open for people of 12 years of age and above and official instructions will be issued in this regard. Pfizer Vaccine is currently being used in several countries, however yet to be approved in India. This vaccine will be of course an additional lifeline for India fighting against covid-19.
Note: The online registration for Pfizer Vaccine will open at its official website after the same is approved in India. We’ll further share the step-by-step procedure to register for Pfizer Vaccine in India.
Pfizer Vaccine Cost
No official announcement has been made yet regarding the Pfizer Vaccine cost in India. The drug has been currently approved for emergency use in the USA. It is expecting to arrive India by July-August. We’ll share the exact price of Pfizer Vaccine once it reaches India and official notification releases in this regard.
However, the price of Pfizer Vaccine might range in between Rs.700/- to Rs.1000/- in India. Please do not consider it an actual price of the vaccine; take it for reference purpose only. We’ll update this post or share a fresh article on cost of Pfizer Vaccine.
Pfizer Vaccine Dose Gap
There will be two doses of Pfizer Vaccine which needs to be injected at a gap of 21 days. It means you have to wait for 21 days to get second dose of this vaccine. Additionally, an individual has to be minimum 12 years of age or older for the use of this medicine.
If any further changes are announced by the concerned authority, we’ll update the same here in this post. Additionally, you should regularly visit Pfizer Vaccine official website for latest updates on vaccine dose, availability and others.
Pfizer Vaccine Efficacy
The Pfizer vaccine shows 95% efficacy in preventing infections in people with no prior infections. However, no vaccine is considered 100% effective against infections and hence there could be COVID transmissions in vaccinated people.
You need to take two doses of Pfizer vaccine with a gap of 21 days if you want to grab it’s actually effectiveness. Many transmissions are observed within the first 10 days of vaccination, as the body can’t produce enough antibodies.
Additionally, there are various real-world challenges which further reduce the efficacy of a vaccine. Do not forget that none of the available vaccines can completely restrict covid transmission and hence you need to wash your hand regularly, maintain social distancing and weak a mask.
Pfizer Vaccine Side Effects
There is a distant possibility that the Pfizer vaccine could lead to a severe allergic reaction. The allergic reaction usually occurs within few minute to one hour after you get your dose. Therefore, your vaccine provider may ask you to wait for an hour at the place where you received your shot. The signs of a severe allergic reaction include:
- Dizziness and weakness
- A bad rash all over your body
- A fast heartbeat
- Swelling of your face and throat
- Difficulty breathing
Side effects that are being reported include the following:
- Non-severe allergic reactions such as rash, hives, itching, or swelling of the face
- Severe allergic reactions
- Injection site pain
- Muscle pain
- Joint pain
- Injection site redness
- Injection site swelling
- Swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy)
- Feeling unwell
- Arm pain
Not all side effects may be experienced however the serious and unexpected side effects may occur.
Pfizer Vaccine Approved Countries
Here is the full list of countries where Pfizer vaccine is approved:
- West Bank
- United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
- United States of America
- United Arab Emirates
- Sri Lanka
- South Africa
- Saudi Arabia
- Republic of Moldova
- Republic of Korea
- North Macedonia
- New Zealand
- Hong Kong
- Faroe Islands
- El Salvador
- Dominican Republic
- Costa Rica
- Brunei Darussalam
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
Frequently Asked Questions
- What are the ingredients available in the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine?
Answer: The ingredients of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine are mRNA, lipids ((4-hydroxybutyl)azanediyl)bis(hexane-6,1-diyl)bis(2-hexyldecanoate), 2 [(polyethylene glycol)-2000]-N,N-ditetradecylacetamide, 1,2-Distearoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine, and cholesterol), potassium chloride, monobasic potassium phosphate, sodium chloride, dibasic sodium phosphate dihydrate, and sucrose.
- Do mRNA vaccines change DNA of a person?
Answer: Please note mRNA is a transient carrier of information which doesn’t integrate with Human DNA. It doesn’t enter a cell’s nucleus, where our DNA is kept.
- What to do if I experience side effects?
Answer: In case you are experiencing a severe allergic reaction then please visit the nearest hospital. The Government of India will release helpline numbers for Pfizer vaccine once it is approved for use in India.
- Can I be infected by Covid 19 after taking this vaccine?
Answer: Pfizer vaccine is neither a source of Covid-19 nor transmits infections.
- Is Pfizer vaccine available for children and adolescents?
Answer: Currently, Pfizer vaccine is not approved in India, however, it is approved in other counters to use for people of 12 years of age and above. Clinical trials are going on for younger children.
Disclaimer: The information provided in this post are retrieved from various official and non-official resources and hence we do not guarantee its 100% accuracy.