Can the COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines be given simultaneously?
COVID-19 vaccines may be administered without regard to timing of other vaccines. This includes simultaneous administration of COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines on the same day.
What medications should be avoided before the COVID-19 vaccine?
It is not recommended you take over-the-counter medicine – such as ibuprofen, aspirin, or acetaminophen – before vaccination for the purpose of trying to prevent vaccine-related side effects.
Can you get Pfizer booster after Moderna vaccine?
What if I got Moderna? Can I get a Pfizer booster? Not yet. Health officials say they don’t have enough data on mix-and-match vaccinations.
Is it safe to take ibuprofen after the COVID-19 vaccine?
Talk to your doctor about taking over-the-counter medicine, such as ibuprofen, acetaminophen, aspirin, or antihistamines, for any pain and discomfort you may experience after getting vaccinated.
Is it safe to take paracetamol before receiving the COVID-19 vaccine?
Taking painkillers such as paracetamol before receiving the COVID-19 vaccine to prevent side effects is not recommended. This is because it is not known how painkillers may affect how well the vaccine works.
Are the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines interchangeable?
COVID-19 vaccines are not interchangeable. If you received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, you should get the same product for your second shot. You should get your second shot even if you have side effects after the first shot, unless a vaccination provider or your doctor tells you not to get it.
Can I get a COVID-19 booster if I got Moderna?
Boosters for all patients must be given at least six months after an initial Pfizer vaccine course. Patients who received initial doses of the vaccines made by Moderna Inc. and Johnson & Johnson aren’t eligible yet. Approval of a booster regimen for those patients is expected in the coming months.
What is the difference between Pfizer and Moderna vaccine?
Moderna’s shot contains 100 micrograms of vaccine, more than three times the 30 micrograms in the Pfizer shot. And Pfizer’s two doses are given three weeks apart, while Moderna’s two-shot regimen is administered with a four-week gap.
Can you get the COVID-19 vaccine while on antibiotics?
People with mild illnesses can be vaccinated. Do not withhold vaccination if a person is taking antibiotics.
Can you get the COVID-19 vaccine if you are taking blood thinners?
As with all vaccines, any COVID-19 vaccine product may be given to these patients, if a physician familiar with the patient’s bleeding risk determines that the vaccine can be administered intramuscularly with reasonable safety.
Is it safe to take aspirin before receiving the COVID-19 vaccine?
It is not recommended that people take aspirin or an anticoagulant before vaccination with the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine or any other currently FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccine (i.e., mRNA vaccine) unless they take these medications as part of their routine medications.