Vaccine maker Bharat Biotech on Wednesday, 5 January, clarified that Paracetamol or pain killers are not recommended for teenagers after being vaccinated with Covaxin.
"We have received feedback that certain immunisation centres are recommending taking 3 paracetamol 500 mg tablets along with Covaxin for children. No paracetamol or painkillers are recommended after being vaccinated with Covaxin," the Hyderabad-based company said.
The firm said through its clinical trials spanning 30,000 individuals, approximately 10-20 percent of individuals reported side effects. "Most of these are mild, resolve within 1-2 days, and do not require medication. Medication is only recommended after you consult a physician," it said.
"Paracetamol was recommended along with certain other COVID-19 vaccines and is not recommended for Covaxin," it added.
COVID-19 vaccination for children in the age group of 15-18 years began across the country on 3 January. The children are being administered the first dose of Covaxin.
During the first three days, over 1.06 crore children received the jab.