A friend said this: “I wanted to get a COVID vaccine, but my doctor advised me to wait for two weeks.” Why would this be so? Aren’t professionals urging the world to get vaccinated immediately? The reason may surprise you!
Continue reading to find out who should wait before receiving a COVID vaccine, who should never get vaccinated, and what are the most common adverse reactions of the vaccines.
Who Should Wait Before Receiving a Vaccine?
A friend of ours has received a shingles vaccine just now. So, his doctor told him to wait a bit before receiving the COVID vaccine. The CDC advises not to get the COVID shot concurrent with other vaccines. More precisely, the CDC says that if you need to receive other vaccines, for example, shingles or flu vaccine you should do it two weeks to pass after your COVID-19 vaccination.
In other words, you need to wait two weeks before you receive a COVID vaccine if you have previously received some other vaccine. Interestingly, you do not need revaccination with either vaccine if you get two shots within two weeks. However, both vaccines should be received on time.
These People Should Never Receive a Vaccine
Short and clear: Children are not supposed to get a vaccine. At the moment there is not a COVID vaccine for kids younger than sixteen. Anyhow, Mayo Clinic says that there are some pharmaceutical companies that have started involving children in vaccine clinical trials.
Additionally, people who are allergic to the compounds found in the vaccines should not get the shot.
Is a Deadly Allergic Reaction Possible?
The FDA reported that patients who took part in the studies did not experience deadly allergic reactions to the vaccine. Nonetheless, there were several subjects who experienced anaphylactic shock (deadly allergic reaction occurring very quickly after having contact with an allergen).
Due to this serious allergic reaction doctors may ask to monitor you for fifteen minutes to half an hour after you receive the vaccine.
Possible Side Effects
The FDA reported that the side effects that occurred most often were fever, injection site pain, headache, chills, tiredness, joint pain, and muscle pain. Also, they note that most of the people felt the side effects after receiving the second vaccine.
The FDA Say that Vaccine IS Safe
The agency reported that clinical studies conducted on thousands of humans gave results that were analyzed by the FDA. They revealed the vaccines approved by FDA had benefits that were more significant than experiencing the possible risks.
In the US, a large number of people have received the COVID-19 vaccine, but not many have experienced serious side effects.
Stay Save after Getting a Vaccine
In addition, the FDA explains that every COVID-19 vaccine that is approved by them differs from the other. Anyhow, the information they have says that vaccines that have been approved are still effective in protecting Americans against the COVID-19 variants.
Furthermore, they continue by explaining that they are communicating with manufacturers that produce vaccines about the new COVID-19 variants. They are discussing making changes that would be on time and would be safe for use. Also, they say that there are virus variants that spread faster than others.
In order to slow down the spread of this potentially fatal virus, people should receive the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. Anyway, there are other ways that can help in slowing down the virus spread:
- Wearing a face mask
- Physical distance (six feet)
- Avoiding staying in crowded places and places with bad ventilation
- Good hands hygiene using water and soap, or a hand sanitizer
- In order to protect yourself and others, follow these rules and make sure to receive the COVID-19 vaccine when possible. Also, do not visit these 35 Places You’re Most Likely to Catch COVID.