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What to do, and not do, before and after your Covid vaccine shot

January 25, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Questions about how to prepare and what to expect when you get your Covid-19 vaccination? Here are 10 top dos and don'ts from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and experts in the field.

Reinfection with Covid-19 is definitively possible, the CDC says, so everyone needs to get a coronavirus vaccination, including those who have already had the illness.

Note: If you were given monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma while sick with Covid-19, you should wait 90 days after treatment before getting the vaccine, the CDC advises.

DON'T: Get another type of vaccine within 14 days of the Covid-19 shot.

Wait at least 14 days before or after getting another vaccine, including a flu or shingles shot, to get a Covid-19 vaccination, the CDC says.

Do not get your second dose early, but if you have trouble scheduling, waiting a few days after the due date -- and perhaps longer -- for either vaccine should not be an issue, the CDC says.

Continue to wear your masks and practice appropriate social distancing after both your first and second doses of vaccine, the CDC says.

don't yet know whether getting a COVID-19 vaccine will prevent you from spreading the virus that causes COVID-19 to other people," the CDC says.

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