Did you just get the Covid-19 shot? Here is a vaccination guide that you can use to help keep yourself healthy after receiving your vaccine.
Thankfully, we’re at the beginning of the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. People are getting their vaccinations, businesses are adapting to COVID restrictions, and anti-maskers are finally shutting up. But all good things come with a price.
You might have heard that the COVID vaccine comes with some gnarly side effects. Don’t worry; they’re not all that bad; you’ll probably just feel like you woke up from the worst hangover of your life.
If you’re looking to get your vaccine soon, you’re going to need a vaccination guide. Getting vaccinated is important, but getting vaccinated without puking up a lung is more important. Luckily, you can hack your biology with food and drink to stay in ship shape.
This article will walk you through all you need to know about staying as healthy as possible while immunizing yourself from the Coronavirus disease.
Our first tip is not to eat any food in specific, but to eat food itself. You know that stuff you have in your cupboard that they also have in restaurants? Yeah, eat it.
You have to eat something before you get the vaccine. Not eating will mean you’re less likely to faint when someone sticks a large needle into you and fills you with strange chemicals. You’re far less likely to spend the day dizzy and far less likely to fall through down at the CVS and knock down the whole “personal intimacy” section.
Though this might be undermining our own list, we’re going to set you up with a pro tip (from all of those professional vaccination-takers). If it comes down to eating something not good or not eating at all, choose eating something not good.
Anything is better than nothing, you understand?
Needles are scary. People like to drink when they think about scary things. I personally drink whenever I think about my mother-in-law, clowns, and Tom Cruise’s middle tooth, but that’s just me.
Alcohol can suppress your immune system and dehydrate you. This means your body is more likely to take flying knees and spinning backfists in the battle against the vaccine.
We already mentioned that vaccine side effects can feel like the worse hangover of your life. You don’t want to wind up with a double-hangover. Alcohol and math never go together — when you start throwing multiplication at binge drinking, someone is bound to get hurt.
Today isn’t the day to get experimental and try out that new re-fried bean ice cream that the avant-garde gastro-pub down the street is serving out of their ghost kitchen. No; today is the day to curl up in bed with a bowl of chicken noodle soup.
… or… actually don’t curl up in bed with a bowl of hot soup. Very bad idea. But you get the point; take in foods that stir up comfort within you so you don’t have any bad stomach reactions.
Comfort food could be the foods that are established as “comfort foods“, or they could just be your personal favorite foods. Nothing says “comfort” like a few of your favorite things. If you can drag yourself from your bed to your kitchen, and don’t fall face-first into the oven, consider making yourself something nice.
Heck, you don’t even need to make it while you’re incapacitated. Check out some of your favorite recipes, and prepare them the day before. All it will take is a quick pop into the microwave to enjoy your personal comfort food on your personal day of discomfort.
This is similar to the section labeled “eat”. You need to make sure you’re taking in liquids, so your body can help you get better. You do want your body to get better, don’t you?
Try to stick to water, tea, and Gatorade. Besides air, water is the most important thing for your body to get, so make sure you don’t skimp out on the water.
As for tea — it can be extremely helpful in dealing with any sort of sore throat. If you’ve been drinking water all day, the no-taste taste can begin to way on you. Stock up on your favorite tea to help you get through the day; heck, stock up on honey too, it’s also great for a sore throat.
Gatorade is built to restore electrolytes to your body. You need those to live. Buy yourself some Gatorade, and get yourself hydrated.
A very annoying kid I went to college with used to say “hydrate before you die-drate”. It grated on me ceaselessly, and I still go into an anaphylaxis of annoyance every time I think about it. Unfortunately, he had a point; you need water or you’ll die
Try to stay away from food that will cause inflammation in your body. Try cutting out dairy, muffins (or any baked sweets), marina sauce, and chocolate. Try, try, try.
Your body will most likely get quite inflamed due to the vaccine; that means you’re going to hurt. If you can stand eating healthy for a few days, it might save you some pain.
However, at the end of the day, it’s only a couple of days. You can always pop some Advil and sleep off the pain. Make a concentrated effort, but my grandfather always said: if you don’t succeed, quit.
Follow Your Vaccination Guide
So we’ve come to the end of the article. I’ve got to go now, but I’ve hope you enjoyed my strange anecdotes about my friends, grandfather, and Tom Cruise. Hopefully, you’ve also learned a few things about keeping yourself safe through this vaccination guide.
In all seriousness, your health is very important. Make sure you eat, avoid alcohol, consume comfort food, hydrate, and stay away from food with high acidity (to try to), and your body will thank you. Then, in two weeks, have fun finally not wearing your mask in public!
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