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Taking paracetamol before take vaccine

Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli

Last Updated: July 15, 2021 4:09 PM
Anonymous 14 days

I have a question if paracetamol give any effects on the covid vaccine? Contohnya, adakah paracetamol akan merosakkan vaccine itu?

Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli 14 days
General Practitioner

Hello, thank you for reaching out to us regarding your issue.

For your information, based on the latest research, paracetamol does not have any effect on the Covid-19 vaccine post-vaccination. In fact, it has been recommended as a therapy for mild symptoms of fever and pain and also for symptomatic Covid-19 patients. You may take paracetamol after vaccination to help with some of the side effects of the vaccine. However, taking paracetamol before vaccination is not recommended because it is not known how painkillers may affect how well the vaccine works.

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Last Updated: Thu Jul 15 2021 16:09:27 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time)
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