What Should You Do After Getting the Vaccine?

Thing should do after getting vaccine

Several complaints related to the side effects of vaccines often make us nervous. No need to worry, you can do this right after getting the vaccine shot. 

As reported to Kompas.com, there are five things you can do after getting the vaccine.

Do Observation at the Vaccination Site

The first thing you do immediately after getting the vaccine is to stay at the vaccination site for 15 to 30 minutes. This is so that you are aware of the possibility of an allergic reaction or other side effects after getting the vaccine injection and get help from the officers immediately.

Things that are commonly felt after the vaccine are itching all over the body, vomiting, sneezing, shortness of breath, to fainting. If you feel this effect, don’t hesitate to ask for help from local officials.

Find out the Second Vaccination Time and Date

Before actually leaving the vaccination site, it’s a good idea to find out when you will get the second vaccine.

Do not hesitate to ask the officer or the vaccination committee when you should receive the second dose and the location of the vaccination.

In general, the interval between the second injection is 4 to 12 weeks, depending on the brand of vaccine you receive. Don’t forget to set a reminder so you don’t forget to do the second dose.

Monitor Your Body Condition

Feel the side effects after vaccination is a natural thing. This means that your immune system responds to the viral genetic material introduced into your body. The side effects of the vaccine will go away on their own within 1 to 3 days.

Don’t forget to drink mineral water and rest to relieve the side effects. If side effects are felt for more than one week, contact the doctor who gave the vaccine or the doctor’s contact given at the time of vaccination immediately.

Put the Ice Pack in the Injection Area

The effect of the vaccine injection sometimes causes the injection area swelling. Put some ices or a towel soaked in cold water to reduce symptoms in the injection area. 

Always Obey Health Protocols After Getting Vaccine

Having been vaccinated doesn’t mean you are free from exposure to Covid-19, right? New body antibodies will form two weeks after the vaccine is injected.

Then, keep wearing a mask, wash your hands frequently, keep your distance, stay away from crowds, and avoid leaving the house if it’s not necessary.

Hopefully, these tips are useful for you, stay healthy!