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Experts Suggest No Alcohol Before Your COVID Vaccine

Experts Suggest No Alcohol Before Your COVID Vaccine 1

If you’re planning to get vaccinated soon, health experts suggest that you take it easy the night before so that you’re
well-rested and your immune system is in the best shape possible. You might also want to avoid any alcohol the night before your vaccine appointment.


While the CDC hasn’t issued a formal notice on the issue, health experts have cautioned that consuming alcohol the
night before your vaccine could potentially weaken your immune system and, in the process, weaken the efficacy of
the vaccine itself. So while there’s no formal warning against drinking before your appointment, it only makes sense to
err on the side of safety. Volunteers who participated in Pfizer and Modena’s clinical trials were asked not to drink alcohol the night before their vaccine doses.

You want your immune system in the best possible condition in order to have the best response to the vaccine. Best practice is to not binge drink and a few days before their appointment and even a few weeks after receiving their second dose.

One warning that all medical professionals seem to agree upon is that you shouldn’t take pain relievers
like Tylenol or Advil before getting vaccinated as it could impact your immune system response to the COVID-19
vaccine.

WebMD has a list of recommendations for those getting ready to get the vaccine:

https://www.webmd.com/vaccines/covid-19-vaccine/news/20210127/covid-19-vaccine-how-best-to-prepare

Ms. Jenn Landers | Patient Advocate Alliance LLC
Edited by Dr. Justin Groode

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