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COVID-19 vaccine: Can you take Tylenol, Motrin before, after your vaccination?

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February 15, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine: Can you take Tylenol, Motrin before, after your vaccination?

A study from the University of California Irvine also warns against taking pain relievers before your get the vaccine. According to UCI’s website, “Taking over-the-counter medications such as acetaminophen and ibuprofen before receiving a vaccine may reduce its ability to work and blunt your immune response to the vaccine.” “After the vaccination, don’t hesitate to take an over-the-counter medication if you have symptoms that make you uncomfortable.”