Things You Shouldn’t Do When Getting Your Vaccine
More and more vaccines are coming to Western New York and the eligibility standards continue to open up. Here are some important things to remember when getting your vaccine.
There's a chance that taking over-the-counter medications could interfere with the immune response doctors want to see. Taking them afterward to help with symptoms is okay.
There isn't a lot of data on how other vaccines interact. So to be safe, wait two weeks before you get a flu shot.
Too much alcohol is known to weaken your immune system in general. To date there's no evidence that it affects the vaccine or how well it works.
You should be fine to work out after their shot pending any side effects. But if you're feeling run down, take a day off.
Hydrating is said to affect how well the vaccine works. Some people develop a fever from the vaccine, which makes you sweat more. So drink lots of water.
There's a slight chance getting tatooed right after the vaccine could trigger an immune response on top of any you might experience from getting the vaccine.
Some stores including Staples, Office Depot, and OfficeMax will laminate it for free right. You should also take a photo of it, and store on your phone just in case.