Are there any dietary precautions to be observed before and after taking the vaccine shot?05 Jun, 2021 | 07:12
There are no specific precautions prior to vaccination, but if you have flu like symptoms you must inform the vaccinating personnel about the same and also about any previous drug allergies. Post vaccination one may get fever, body aches, lethargy – which is a part of the post vaccination symptomatology; only paracetamol and good hydration needs to be done as symptoms may last for 24-48 hours. An immediate (and rare) side effect post vaccination is anaphylaxis, which will cause choking sensation/rashes/breathlessness. This has to be addressed immediately in a hospital.
Dr. Gurpreet Singh Bali, SR, Alchemist Hospital, Panchkula