More and more age groups or bands are eligible for vaccination, so once again doubts arise among the population about the guidelines to follow when getting the Covid-19 vaccine .
Most of these questions revolve around what can and cannot be done after getting the vaccine , as well as what are the most common side effects, among others.
Although before getting the vaccine you can lead a normal life and you do not need to follow any special recommendation, you can take into account some considerations after the injection.
Drinking alcohol is not recommended
Among the most repeated doubts is whether or not you can drink alcohol after getting the vaccine. The truth is that there is no consensus on this issue and no guidelines have been detailed by vaccine manufacturers on whether it is advisable to avoid alcohol after getting the vaccine.
However, some experts have given their point of view on this issue. In the case of Sheena Cruickshank, professor and immunologist at the University of Manchester, who explained in an interview for HuffPost q ue the immune system it can be affected and will not perform at 100% when you drink alcohol the day before or a few days after injection.
Thus, for there to be a good response to the vaccine and the body to achieve immunization, the immune system must be at peak performance and alcohol could prevent the ultimate goal of vaccination from being achieved.
Another expert who made this recommendation was Dr. Ronx Ikharia, specialist in emergency medicine in a BBC documentary entitled The Truth about strengthening your immune system ( The Truth About Boosting Your Immune System ). It only took three glasses of wine to see in a blood sample that the level of white lymphocytes was reduced by half, cells that are important in the body’s defense system to fight viruses.
Some other studies and experts also confirm the immunosuppressive effect of alcohol, which makes it not advisable to drink it before or after getting the vaccine, even if the manufacturers of the vaccines have not referred to it directly.