Covid-19 vaccines are already rolling out globally, and here in the U.S., they are expected to be widely available by the end of July. The chances of you getting a shot even before that date are higher as more states continue to expand its eligibility.
Before you get yours, it’s easy to wonder what you should expect before getting the vaccine, and how you should prepare for it. If this describes you, read on for some handy tips on how to get ready for the vaccine.
What to Expect before Getting the Vaccine
Here are some things you should expect before you finally get your Covid-19 vaccine shot:
Herd Immunity Will Take Time
Herd immunity is when majority of the population is immune to a contagious disease. With herd immunity, the spread of an infectious disease is reduced, and even individuals who cannot be vaccinated such as those allergic to a vaccine are often protected.
That said, although vaccines are being rolled out country wide and the federal government promises to increase the number of vaccines circulating, it may take a while for the U.S. to achieve herd immunity.
So, before you get your shot, take the appropriate measures to safeguard your wellbeing and those around you. Wear your mask, maintain social distance, and if you own a business, implement measures that prevent the Covid-19 spread such as staggered shifts.
Wellness Companies Will Come to You with All Manners of Supplements
As of writing, some wellness companies are already advertising supplements and wellness products promised to strengthen your immune system before you get the shot. Others promise vitamin-regimens that’ll increase the vaccines efficiency.
Be wary of such companies and only turn to established organizations like the CDC for official Covid-19 vaccine information and updates.
How to Prepare for the Vaccination
Now that you know what to expect, here’s how you can prepare for the Covid-19 vaccination:
Do Your Due Diligence
There’s so much information circulating about the Covid-19 vaccine. Some sources will tell you you’re not supposed to get the shot if you’re allergic, others will tell you to steer clear of antibiotics and pain medications before and after the shot while others will advise you to pre-medicate for potential side effects.
All this is not just overwhelming, but also makes it difficult to figure out what’s true and what’s not. Before the Covid-19 vaccine, do your research. Learn about the vaccine and its efficacy, types of Covid-19 vaccines, things to avoid, and potential side effects. If you have underlying medical conditions, or you are pregnant, consider consulting your doctor first. In other words be armed with information, as learning more about the shot beforehand will help ease anxiety.
Find Nearest Covid-19 Centers
Don’t wait to hear from your neighbor that Covid-19 vaccines are finally being allocated in your area. Instead, stay on top of things by checking out the nearest Covid-19 centers, and when inoculation will begin. Thankfully, this will be easy because public health organizations and agencies have been tasked with regularly updating vaccination allocation information so that the public can stay in tabs about the status of Covid-19 vaccine distribution projects.
While awaiting your shot, do what you can to stay healthy as it’s not advisable to get vaccinated when sick. Observe Covid-19 regulations, and while at it, check out these tips on how to keep those around you safe. Covid-19 is still very much with us. But now there’s hope as a vaccine is already in circulation. Use the tips above to prepare yourself for the shot, and don’t hesitate to contact us for tools and tips on reopening and workforce rescheduling.