CDC advises against traveling immediately after COVID-19 vaccination

27 April, 2021

Escrito por el equipo médico fivmadrid

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Are you traveling immediately after getting vaccinated against COVID-19? You should know that experts from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) do not advise it and recommend waiting at least two weeks after the last dose of the vaccine.


Fourteen days is the time our body needs to develop the cellular immune response and the generation of fundamental antibodies for protection against the virus. Although the first injection may provide some protection, it takes two weeks to achieve high levels of immunity. This recommendation applies to all types of vaccines.


In addition, the CDC also warns that the COVID-19 vaccine can trigger side effects such as: headaches, muscle aches, chills, fever and nausea, among others, which are usually more intense after the second dose.


Other dangers to consider when traveling are that none of the vaccines is one hundred percent effective against infection, the level of protection against new strains of COVID-19 and the length of time immunity lasts.


In addition, fully vaccinated people can contract and transmit the coronavirus asymptomatically, so the CDC recommends vaccinated people to exercise caution, wear masks, and socially distance themselves when in public.


Travel? Yes, but without forgetting the advice that health experts recommend.

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