Should you take Tylenol or Motrin before the COVID-19 vaccine?

Jonathan Watanabe, a pharmacist at the University of California, Irvine, told NBC News you shouldn’t stop taking these drugs before a vaccine if you need them for a specific medical condition.

  • He said people shouldn’t take pain killers as a preventative measure, though.
  • “If you don’t need to take it, you shouldn’t,” Watanabe said, per NBC News.