After a slow start, the vaccination campaign in France is continuing, as in many countries around the world. Here is a reminder of what to do or not to do before and after receiving the injection.
Things to avoid when you need to be vaccinated
Governments around the world vaccinate their population against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. In France, more than 1.2 million people received their first injection since the start of the campaign on December 27, 2020. The United States is arguably the country that vaccinates the most with the goal of complete their campaign by this summer for the entire population. It should be remembered that just like France, the United States are also leading this campaign using vaccines from Pfizer-BioNtech and Moderna. In an article published on January 25, 2021, CNN drew up a list of dos and don’ts before and after getting vaccinated.
First, CNN believes it is important to avoid getting confused by the many fake news circulating on the web, mainly on social networks. Then, you must avoid at all costs going to a place of vaccination if you are positive for the coronavirus, or even if you are a “contact case”. It is best in this case to wait for the disease to pass.
The non-observance of the fourteen days interval required between the two injections should also be avoided. In addition, it is advisable to stay close to the place of vaccination after receiving an injection. Indeed, it is possible that undesirable effects appear between fifteen and thirty minutes after administration. Not respecting this point can be very problematic if you then have to take the wheel for example.
The attitudes to adopt
CNN has also listed the gestures and good attitudes to adopt during vaccination campaigns. For example, it is advisable to get vaccinated even if you have already been infected before. Indeed, the duration of natural immunity is not yet very clear and would differ depending on the individual. According to some studies, this immunity would last between six and eight months, or even longer.
The US media reported the words of Dr. Peter Hotez, a renowned scientist across the Atlantic. He feels it is necessary to be vaccinated even if you have persistent symptoms in the months after infection. However, the Haute Autorité de Santé (HAS) in France has a contrary opinion.
Finally, it is important to educate health personnel in charge of vaccination on your possible allergies. This is because some allergic reactions can occur after administration of the vaccine.