The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a new warning out about whether or not to take medication before getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
What’s going on?
Antipyretic or analgesic medications (e.g., acetaminophen, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) can be taken for the treatment of post-vaccination local or systemic symptoms, if medically appropriate. However, routine prophylactic administration of these medications for the purpose of preventing post-vaccination symptoms is not currently recommended, because information on the impact of such use on mRNA COVID-19 vaccine-induced antibody responses is not available at this time.
People might take medications before the vaccine due to worries over discomfort, according to WKBN. But the CDC recommends against doing so.
- He said people shouldn’t take pain killers as a preventative measure, though.
- “If you don’t need to take it, you shouldn’t,” Watanabe said, per NBC News.