Covid-19 has been a global issue that has affected us for about a year now and we have been finally blessed with the vaccine. Currently, the CDC is offering the vaccine from three different laboratories: Pfizer and Moderna.
Pfizer and Moderna have to be administered in two doses given three weeks apart. As more and more people are receiving the vaccine I wanted to discuss how you can recover from the immediate side effects after the shot.
Use an Ice pack
Using an Ice pack where you got the shot will help reduce any pain, redness, or soreness that might occur in the hours following your first shot.
Making sure to drink as many fluids as possible. It is always a good choice for any occasion as it helps keep your body healthy and hydrated. The CDC also recommends you drink plenty of fluids 1-2 days after getting the vaccine.
Take a pain reliever
Taking something like Advil, Tylenol, or Ibuprofen can all help to reduce the pain or swelling that might occur because of the shot.
Take a soothing bath
Taking a nice hot bath after getting the shot can help relax your muscles and put your body in an overall nice calm state.
Exercise your arm
Make sure to constantly move and exercise the arm you got the shot in as this will help to prevent any stiffness in your arm that might occur.
If you happen to get the vaccine and experience any intense or severe symptoms within 72 hours after getting it, you should contact a clinic or your primary care provider for help. I hope these tips help and make sure to continue to wear a mask and keep social distancing.