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