Safe and effective vaccines are contributing significantly to preventing severe disease and death from COVID-19.

Vaccines are supported by medical research. They work by preparing the body’s own immune system to recognize & defend against a specific disease.  The WHO has always updated the world on the extent to which the virus is ravaging countries and their citizens and as well as information on available vaccines produced to counter the spread of the virus.

Several individuals are expressing concerns about these vaccines, how they work and possible side effects.

Vaccination is important in the battle against COVID-19, and getting vaccinated is one of the best ways to protect oneself & others from the virus.

There are many vaccines being developed and produced by different manufacturers around the world. WHO recommends that a vaccine from the same manufacturer be used for both doses if you require two doses?

WHAT YOU SHOULD EXPECT DURING VACCINATION

 A registered health worker who will administer the vaccine will be available at the designated location,

Like any vaccine, the COVID-19 vaccines can cause mild –to moderate side effects, such as low-grade fever or pain or redness at the injection site. These should go away on their own within a few days.

 However, if after the shot you feel discomfort:

  • After your vaccine shot, you might experience headaches or fever. To help ease your pain, taking paracetamol pain relievers such as Forpain can help
  • Apply ice to the injection site to cool it down
  • Take a warm bath with Epsom salt mixed in the water & get some rest
  • Exercise your arm, move it around gently.

If you feel like your reactions are particularly severe without relief, or lasting more than a few days- you should seek medical help.

As vaccines are rolling out and immunity is building, it is important to CONTINUE TO FOLLOW all the recommended measures that reduce the spread of the virus. This includes;

  • Physically distancing yourself from others,
  • Wearing a mask, especially in crowded and poorly ventilated settings,
  • Wash your hands frequently,
  • Covering any cough or sneeze in your bent elbow and
  • Opening windows when indoors

Always remember Forpain helps you get rid of headaches and Fever, and there are #NoDownMomentWithForpain

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