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What to do after getting vaccinated?

After being vaccinated, there are expected side effects to happen in one body, and it is normal. Having side effects is an indication that your body is building immune protection.

There are some side effects after receiving COVID-19 vaccines. Here are a few observed:

  • Muscle tenderness on the vaccinated part
  • Chills
  • Mild Fever
  • Headaches
  • Weakness

The said side effects usually go away in a few days.

Stay at the vaccination centre for Observation.

It is advised for a vaccinated person to stay at the facility right after he got the shot to monitor any possible negative reaction of the body from receiving the vaccine.

It is advised to wait at least 15-30 minutes especially for those who have allergies, whether it be food or medicine allergy. The reason is to make sure that you'll be given immediate attention in any case that your body reacts to the vaccine.

These are some of the possible side effects that may occur upon receiving the vaccine:

  • Itching
  • Fainting
  • Weakness
  • Severe allergic reaction
  • Difficulty in breathing or shortness of breath
  • Nausea

Let the health workers know immediately if you feel any of the side effects above.

Arriving at home after a vaccine.

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You should take care of yourself right after you receive the vaccine and just return home from the Health Facility. Make sure you monitor your temperature because it is expected that a person who got vaccinated by the COVID-19 vaccine usually gets a fever right after.

So it is advisable to intake paracetamol to ease fever and also any tenderness in the vaccinated area or headache.

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Most of the set of vaccines requires 2 doses, unlike Johnson and Johnson vaccines only has one shot of vaccine. Make sure to set a reminder for your 2nd Dose of vaccine if you have one. To make sure that the efficacy rate of the vaccine is fully effective, you also need to take the 2nd dose.

You still need to make sure that you follow the Health Protocols that the government and health facilities implemented to make sure of the safety of all.

It does not necessarily mean that if you're fully vaccinated, you'll not get the virus anymore. It is always advised to take precautions to prevent that from happening.

Take part in the campaign to get all people in our country to get vaccinated and help to put a stop to the spread of the virus and hopefully someday, we can get back to our old routines completely safe from the COVID-19 virus.