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COVID-19 Dos and don'ts after vaccination

QUICK READ: COVID-19 vaccine myths, debunked

  • You can exercise and drink coffee after getting vaccinated.
  • Every person is different, so you may feel mild symptoms or nothing at all.
  • Abnormal side effects are incredibly rare, about a one in 1 million chance.
  • There’s no evidence to say vaccines affect your fertility or pregnancy.


DOs

- Drink a lot of water: Staying hydrated is extremely important both before and after your vaccination.

- Eat a well-balanced diet: To avoid serious side effects, a well-balanced diet is essential. Superfoods like green vegetables, turmeric, and garlic, which are high in nutrients and boost immunity, should be included in your diet. Seasonal fruits rich in Vitamin C can also aid in fighting the vaccine side effects.

- Get at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep: When you get vaccinated, the body relies on immune responses to develop protection. It is recommended that recently vaccinated people sleep for at least 7-8 hours as sleep deprivation can result in suppressed immunity since the body rebuilds its defense mechanisms during sleep.

- Do some light exercise/physical activity.

DON'Ts

- Avoid alcohol and tobacco: Although there are no approved scientific studies that quantify the effect of alcohol or smoking on vaccination, it is advisable to avoid tobacco or alcohol consumption as it may aggravate and worsen vaccine side effects making the experience more stressful and unpleasant.

- Do not think that you are completely immune to COVID-19 after vaccination.

- Do not delay consulting a doctor if you experience COVID-19 symptoms even after vaccination.

- Avoid strenuous physical activity for at least 2-3 days post-vaccination.

- Do not miss other necessary vaccines.


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