The CDC Is Warning You Not to Do This Right Before You Get Vaccinated

As noted by the agency, part of the reason that taking pain relievers right before getting vaccinated is not advised is that there hasn’t been a chance to study the effect it may have. But similar studies have shed some light on potential issues, including one conducted by the University of California, Irvine that warns that “taking over-the-counter medications such as acetaminophen and ibuprofen before receiving a COVID vaccine may reduce its ability to work and blunt your immune response to the vaccine.”