“The U.S. Centers for Disease Control have issued a recommendation to parents about what not to do before taking their little ones to get the COVID-19 shot.
““It is not recommended you give pain relievers before vaccination to try to prevent side effects,” the CDC says on their website.
“The recommendation is in place because there’s a chance that pain relievers like ibuprofen might not just dull side effects – they could also dull your body’s antibody response to the vaccine.
““There are data in the vaccine literature, long predating COVID-19 and almost all [done] in children, that premedication with [fever-reducing drugs] like acetaminophen or ibuprofen decrease the antibody response to the first dose of vaccine,” infectious disease specialist Dr. David Cennimo said in an interview with Healthline.”
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