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Can I drink alcohol after getting vaccinated against COVID-19?

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26.07.2021

Do you still feel the thorn of wanting to celebrate that you are already vaccinated? You better think about it. Read on and weigh what is most important so as not to affect the effectiveness of your vaccine.

Drinking alcohol after applying your dose can enhance its side effects, for example, dizziness, fever, nausea and headaches . Therefore, the intake of alcoholic beverages is not recommended, according to Dr. Rosa María Wong , specialist at the Infectious Diseases Research Laboratory of the UNAM Faculty of Medicine.

The doctor commented to UNAM Global that "it is recommended not to take in 72 hours, which is the period in which immunizations cause some side effect and alcohol can enhance them ." However, the scientific community extends this period to 21 days or three weeks after its application.

In studies prior to other vaccines, excessive alcohol consumption was found to impair the immune response and........

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