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Should children take pain relievers before getting the COVID-19 vaccine?

To ensure the safety of children when injecting vaccines COVID-19, parents should note the following:

Correctly declare your child’s age: According to the regulations on vaccination, children are only vaccinated when they are old enough, not for children under the age. The reason is that all vaccines are tested to determine safety and effectiveness according to the prescribed age.

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Fully declare the child’s underlying medical conditions and allergy history: Because according to the regulations of the Ministry of Health, children with advanced acute and chronic diseases must postpone vaccination; Caution when injecting with children with a history of allergy to any allergen, children with impaired consciousness, behavioral disorders. Must be transferred to hospital for screening and vaccination in case the child has congenital, chronic diseases of the heart, lungs, digestive system, urinary tract, abnormal blood, heart, lungs, anaphylaxis grade 3 or higher with any anomalies.

Do not give your child pain relievers before the injection: The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) believes that taking these drugs is not effective in reducing side effects after injection. On the contrary, it is possible to aggravate symptoms or reduce the effectiveness of the vaccine.

Before injection, children should eat full, avoid vaccination when children are hungry and after injection should wait 30 minutes at the injection site to monitor post-injection reactions. Prepare pain relievers and fever reducers suitable for children. Depending on the location, children will have different severe and mild reactions. If the child has a high fever that does not respond to fever-reducing drugs, accompanied by some symptoms such as rapid heart rate, shortness of breath, weakness, etc., they should be taken to a medical facility immediately. Need to continue to closely monitor health of children from 3-7 days after vaccination.

According to the Ministry of Health, about 8.2 million children 5-11 years old nationwide are about to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Two vaccines used to inject young children, Moderna and Pfizer, both follow mRNA technology, so the post-injection response is similar.

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