CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - As more people across the Carolinas are up for their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, we’re answering your questions.
Robin reached out to the Vaccine Team before her second dose: Can I take pain relievers or allergy medicine after my COVID-19 vaccine?
Please read this carefully.
Yes, AFTER your shot, you can treat any aches with simple pain relievers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
However, the CDC says you should not take pain relievers BEFORE your shot.
Some other ways to prevent feeling badly after your shot is to make sure you are well-rested, hydrated, and make sure you don’t have an empty stomach.
Other recommendations to help with soreness at the site of injection; put a cool cloth on the injection site, move your arm around after your shot.
If you have a question for the WBTV Vaccine Team, submit your question here.