Covid vaccine to children between 5 and 11 years, “it is not recommended to give pain medication before” a dose “to try to prevent any side effects.” It is one of the indications of the Higher Institute of Health, which has published a close-up online on the site to clarify the doubts of parents and dismantle various fake news.
Before the vaccination, these are the advice of the experts: “Talk to the child before the vaccination to explain what he is about to do; report any allergy episodes the child has had to the vaccinator. To prevent trauma due to fainting during vaccination, the child must sit or lie down “. And after the vaccine? “After vaccination, you will be asked to wait 15-30 minutes under observation before leaving the vaccination center to monitor the possible appearance of allergic reactions and, if necessary, to be able to intervene promptly”, explains the ISS. What are the main side effects? “Pain, redness and swelling may occur in the arm where the injection was given. Symptoms such as tiredness, headache, body aches, chills, fever and nausea may also occur. These symptoms are usually mild and resolve within the 1-2 days “.
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