If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, but you’re interested, Here is a little bit of information about what to expect.
What to expect before your appointment
You will most likely make an appointment at a pharmacy or your doctor’s office. When you go to your appointment, remember to bring your insurance card and a form of identification (ID). If you have any health information on severe allergies, bring that as well. If you usually carry an EpiPen, it’s essential to bring an EpiPen with you everywhere. This is definitely no exception.
After you get the vaccine, you’ll have to sit down and wait for about 15 minutes or 30 minutes if you have a history of severe allergies to certain ingredients to make sure you’re doing okay.
Managing side effects
Now, some people ask if they should take medication before getting the vaccine to prevent side effects. The answer is no. This is not likely to be very effective, and it may decrease the efficacy of the vaccine.
If you develop side effects after you receive the vaccine, make sure to reach out to your doctor or other healthcare professional for the next steps. That said, for a sore arm, a nice cold compress can help.
Timing to remember
If you wonder about the vaccine’s timing, you’re considered fully vaccinated and protected two weeks after you seek the final dose. If you’re getting the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, a second dose will be necessary.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says not to worry if you have to receive the second dose up to 42 days after the first. That said, even if you can’t get the second dose in that timeframe, the CDC says that there is no need to restart the series.
When you’re making your appointment, one thing to keep in mind is that you cannot receive any other vaccines within two weeks of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
Cosmo Insurance Agency is a full-service independent insurance agency based in Hackensack (Bergen County) and Lakewood (Ocean County), New Jersey that offers an all-encompassing range of insurance options for both individuals and businesses. Cosmo keeps its promise to assure an efficient and creative approach to the services we offer. Each of our clients experience a personalized and long-term relationship with us. Our New Jersey based team of health brokers guides our clients in helping them choose the most cost-effective options. By incorporating our knowledge of the insurance guidelines for healthcare, employee benefits, life insurance, self-insurance, dental, disability, and long term care insurance, we keep our clients up-to-date with affordable plans that cover all their specific insurance needs.