Oksana Drapkina, the chief non-staff therapist of Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, the director of the National medical research center of therapy and preventive medicine, told on Channel One about the side effects of COVID-19 vaccination.
She noted that side effects usually persist for the first 24 hours since vaccine administration, so there is no cause for concern.
"There is nothing to fear, but it’s necessary to monitor the health. There may be flu-like symptoms, a flu-like condition," Drapkina emphasized.
She explained that the vaccinated person may have weakness, body pain, drowsiness, increased temperature and chills.
Chief internist of Russia clarified that people rarely have a temperature above 39 degrees after vaccination.
"If the temperature is higher than 38 or slightly lower than 38, but the condition is severe, we recommend to take a tablet of paracetamol," the doctor added.
Drapkina also noted that in this case "you do not need to run anywhere" for help.
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