There is a chance taking these medications could result in a “decrease in antibody response,” Dr. Gregory Poland, director of the Vaccine Research Group at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, told WebMD.
The CDC also does not recommended taking antihistamines before getting a COVID-19 vaccine to try to prevent allergic reactions.
Common side effects of the COVID-19 vaccination are pain, redness and swelling at the injection site, plus tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, fever and nausea in the rest of your body.
“These side effects may affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days,: the CDC wrote, adding, “Some people have no side effects.”
To reduce pain and discomfort, the CDC recommends placing a clean, cool, wet washcloth over the area where you got the shot. If redness and soreness seem to be getting worse, or if they have not subsided after a few days, you should call a doctor.