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Preparing for your Covid-19 jab

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Many people have been wondering about what they can or cannot consume before they get their Covid-19 shot.

Here’s some advice from the Health Department:

What you CAN take before the shot:

• Prescribed medication for chronic diseases like respiratory disorder, heart and blood vessels, kidney disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and weight-loss drugs.

• Blood thinners

• Paracetamol (can only be taken after the vaccine for pain)

What you CANNOT take before the shot:

• Cafergot or Relpax for migraine: It will make the heart palpitate, resulting in the contraction of blood vessels and a rise in blood pressure.

• Caffeinated drinks such as tea and coffee: Caffeine will cause the same symptoms as above.

• Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as Ibuprofen, Arcoxia and Celebrex: Taking these drugs after the jab will reduce the efficacy of the vaccine.


• Inform the medic if you have a fever before you get your jab

• The second jab should be taken at least a month later

• People with immune system disorders should consult a doctor before getting a jab

• Do not refrain from eating or drinking fluids before the jab

Preparing for your Covid-19 jab

Published : May 24, 2021

By : The Nation