How should I prepare to get vaccinated?
Modified on: Mon, 21 Feb, 2022 at 10:27 AM
- If you have been prescribed chronic medication by a medical practitioner, take these as you usually would. Talk to your healthcare provider if you are concerned.
- Do not take over-the-counter medicines such as ibuprofen, aspirin or antihistamines to prevent side-effects. It is not known how these medications might affect how well the vaccine works.
- Make sure you give yourself enough time to complete all the steps required, including being monitored after vaccination on site for at least 15 minutes.
- When you get to the vaccination site, remember to practice all the usual COVID-19 prevention methods such as wearing a mask, keeping a distance of more than 1.5 metres from other people and regularly washing or sanitising your hands.
- It was initially recommended that if you have recently received another vaccine (e.g. the flu vaccine), to wait 14 days before getting the COVID-19 vaccine. This is no longer required.
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