Covid booster jab aftercare: Can you drink alcohol and exercise after vaccine?

Covid jabs feel like a part of day to day life at the moment and so you’d be forgiven for carrying on as usual when you get one. But you should consider changing certain habits directly after having the vaccine…

The government is aiming to give jabs to one million people per day
The government is aiming to give jabs to one million people per day

The UK’s many vaccination centres are currently hives of activity as people flock to get their booster jabs.

The government is aiming to offer the vaccine to every eligible adult by the end of the month, meaning they need to stick around one million needles in one million arms per day to hit their targets.

The push comes amidst the astronomical growth in the number of Omicron cases, which has broken the record for the most cases in a day twice in a row and was today declared the dominant variant in Scotland.

And so, with so many pre-Christmas plans with friends and colleagues falling by the wayside, it is understandable that people want to know what they can and can’t do after getting the booster.

Can you drink alcohol after getting the booster?

People might not be going out as much due to Omicron, but it doesn’t mean this Christmas will be without the booze


Getty Images)

According to Healthline, it is not thought that drinking moderately in the days following your vaccine will hinder its effectiveness. However, it is not recommended and best avoided if possible.

All of the jabs went through thorough trials and checks to ensure they were safe in various conditions, however, they didn’t necessarily check the vaccines’ effectiveness in these conditions.

Drinking heavily — particularly over a long period — can harm the body’s immune response, the New York Times has reported.

Ilhem Messaoudi, director of the Center for Virus Research at the University of California, Irvine said:

“If you are truly a moderate drinker, then there’s no risk of having a drink around the time of your vaccine.

“But be very cognizant of what moderate drinking really means. It’s dangerous to drink large amounts of alcohol because the effects on all biological systems, including the immune system, are pretty severe and they occur pretty quickly after you get out of that moderate zone.”

Can you exercise after your booster?

Make sure you listen to your body before getting out there and excersiing shortly after your jab


Getty Images/Tetra images RF)

It is generally thought that it is safe to exercise after receiving the vaccine, with no research indicating that it is harmful.

With this in mind, however, you should still pay attention to your body and its reaction to the vaccine.

If you are experiencing side effects from the jab, it is wise to wait before doing rigorous activities. The US-based Centre for Disease Control lists the following as common side effects.

  • pain, redness, and swelling at the injection site
  • fatigue
  • headache
  • muscle pain
  • chills
  • fever
  • nausea

Read More

Read More

See also  Kim Kardashian shares 'heartbreaking' letter by Melissa Lucio's children in bid to stop execution

Related Posts

George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.