Jabs and Analgesics

There seems to be some doubts about taking paracetamol and Ibuprofen before and after Covid vaccinations so the Junta has cleared it up.

AND Paracetamol and JabsVaccinated with Pfizer or Moderna: only use paracetamol after jab if adverse symptoms appear.
Vaccinated with AstraZeneca: you can take analgesics before or after the jab if experiencing discomfort.

To clarify further, the Plan Estratégico de Vacunación en Andalucia gives three practical examples.

* Those aged 80 with appointment to receive Pfizer or Moderna vaccinations:
Should you take paracetamol before the jab? No.
Should you take paracetamol after the jab if there is no discomfort? No.

* Those aged 80 with appointment after receiving Pfizer or Moderna vaccinations develop a fever:

Can you take paracetamol if you have a fever? Yes.
If it is very painful around the injection site, can you take paracetamol or ibuprofen? Yes.

* Those aged 58 with appointments for AstraZeneca:
Can you take paracetamol before receiving the jab to forestall possible side effects? Yes.
Can you take paracetamol after receiving the jab to forestall possible side effects? Yes.

Note: If you do receive AstraZeneca, hunt around for gloves with extra fingers or mittens to hide webbed fingers… Just joking!

(News: Andalucia)

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