Don’t Be Afraid, Here’s How To Prevent The Side Effects Of Booster Vaccines That Can Be Done

Suara.com – Similar to previous vaccines, booster vaccines can cause side effects such as fever, fatigue, headache, pain and vomiting. However, the effect is different for each person. So, is there a way to prevent the side effects of the booster vaccine?

It is known that getting vaccinated is the best way to protect you and your family from becoming seriously ill from COVID-19. After getting the vaccine shot, you may experience some symptoms of side effects.

Emergency warning symptoms after receiving a vaccine shot include difficulty breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion or inability to get up, bluish lips or face, and other sudden symptoms.

Common side effects include pain at the injection site, fever, body aches and headache. These reactions are common (and indicate that your body is making an immune response to the vaccine) and will go away in 1-2 days, with the exception of swollen lymph nodes which can last up to about 10 days.

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Swollen lymph nodes can be seen on routine mammograms up to one month after vaccination. If you are going to have a mammogram soon and it won’t cause an undue delay, you may consider scheduling it 4-6 weeks after receiving the vaccine.

Vaccine illustration, booster vaccine side effects (Freepik)
Vaccine illustration, booster vaccine side effects (Freepik)

How to Prevent Booster Vaccine Side Effects

There are several ways to prevent the side effects of booster vaccines that you can do at home. Launching from various sources, here’s how to prevent the side effects of booster vaccines.

  • Use an ice pack or a cool damp cloth to help reduce redness, pain and/or swelling at the site where the injection was given.
  • Cold showers can be relaxing too
  • Drink fluids as often as possible for 1-2 days after getting the vaccine
  • Take over-the-counter pain relievers unless you have certain contraindications
  • For symptoms that are severe or last 72 hours or more, contact your doctor or health care provider.

Thus information on how to prevent the side effects of booster vaccines that you need to know and you can do at home. Keep in mind, if you have symptoms including fever, sore throat, nasal congestion, changes in taste or smell, cough, breathing problems, diarrhea or vomiting, this may mean you had developed a COVID-19 infection before the vaccine started working. Consider having a PCR or antigen test and isolate if you think you may have COVID-19.