While side-effects with vaccines are temporary, fear can push people away. It can also be harder for people who are not able to withstand the slightest pain.
It is reported that common side effects after taking the Covid-19 vaccine include pain at the injection site, fever, body aches and headaches.
According to research, these reactions indicate that your body is making an immune response to the vaccine.
These symptoms should go away within some days.
However, in the meantime here are some ways you could deal with them.
1. Use an ice pack or cool, damp cloth to help reduce redness, soreness or swelling that may occur at the place where the shot was given.
This will effectively cool down inflammation and minimize any pain you might be experiencing
2. A cool bath can also be soothing.
3. Take an over the counter pain reliever unless you have any specific contraindication.
4. Drink enough water, stay hydrated and most importantly, eat well, this could naturally cut down your risk of vaccine side-effects, and you could get back on your feet in no time.
Another way to make sure that the vaccine works well is by avoiding stressful activities which could make you more prone to side-effects.
Educate yourself !!, you surely need to be aware of the vaccine and the possible side-effects on your body before your turn comes up.
Author: Nana Adwoa Wiafe Akenteng | universnewsroom.com