My Vaccination Journey Guide

Quick tips what to do before, during and after vaccination to stay protected

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Before

  • Check the latest guidelines from your local health authority.  
  • If you're pregnant, uncertain about pregnancy, or have chronic diseases, discuss vaccination with your healthcare professional.  
  • If you have a fever or severe illness, reschedule your appointment.  
  • In the days before your appointment, sleep well, stay hydrated, and avoid alcohol.  
  • Gather your essentials: hand sanitizer, appointment notification, ID, and a pen for any necessary paperwork.  
  • Make sure you have a plan for safe travel to and from the vaccination site.  
  • Wear clothing that provides easy access to your upper arm to facilitate the injection process. 
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During

  • ​​​​​Once at the vaccination center, follow all safety protocols: keep a safe distance from others and sanitize your hands regularly.  
  • Provide your medical details to healthcare workers, including any allergies or conditions that may require attention.  
  • When it's time for the injection, stay relaxed, and breathe normally.  
  • If you feel uneasy around needles, it may help to look away during the administration of the vaccine.
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After

  • After receiving the vaccine, wait in the designated observation area for at least 30 minutes to monitor for any immediate reactions.  
  • Make a note of the next vaccine appointment, if required.  
  • Manage any side effects at home with rest, fluids, and paracetamol. Let your healthcare professional know if the symptoms persist. 
  • Continue to protect yourself and others by washing your hands frequently and maintaining a safe distance from others.  
  • Finally, share your positive vaccination experience to inspire and reassure others about the process. 
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Source: CDC. Getting your Covid-19 vaccine. Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/expect.html [Accessed: November 2023]