Tbilisi. UNICEF publishes the article: What you need to know before, during and after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.
Before you go, do your research. There’s a lot of misinformation about vaccines online, so it’s important to always get your information from trustworthy sources like UNICEF and WHO.
Talk to your doctor: If you’ve ever experienced a severe allergic reaction from any vaccine or you have any questions about the medications you are currently taking, talk to your health care provider before your appointment.
Take care of yourself: get a good night’s rest and hydrate well before your vaccination so you can feel your best on the day.
During the appointment: stay safe: make sure to follow safety precautions at the vaccination facility such as physical distancing while waiting and wearing a mask.
Communicate: let the health care professional know if you have any medical conditions that could be considered precautions, such as pregnancy or a compromised immune system.
Keep your records: you should receive a vaccination card that tells you which COVID-19 vaccine you received, when you received it and where you received it.
After you’ve been vaccinated: stay for monitoring. The health care provider should observe you for about 15 minutes after the vaccine is administered to make sure you don’t have any immediate reactions. However, it is extremely rare for severe health reactions.
Be prepared for some side effects.
Be patient: Building immunity takes time.
Keep yourself and others safe: it is important to continue practicing safety precautions to protect yourself and others, including avoiding crowded spaces, physical distancing, hand washing and wearing a mask.