A little R&V: Rest and vaccination

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After being fully vaccinated you should stay home and recover. Watch some Netflix and continue to take caution in potentially spreading and attracting COVID-19.

The side effects of both vaccinations typically last a day or two and can affect a person’s daily activities. Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require two shots that need to be scheduled 21 to 28 days apart.

Resting after receiving the vaccination can help to improve the immune system. Studies show that sleep is scientifically proven to increase the building of an excellent immune system, according to Healthline. 

Resting for a couple of days after the vaccination will speed the recovery of the side effects caused by the vaccine. Taking time off will also allow you to pick up a relaxing activity such as reading a book, playing video games and catching up on a Netflix original. 

In addition to resting, the CDC notifies that people who are fully vaccinated can still carry the potential risk of attracting COVID-19 and spreading it to others.

The best practices in slowing the spread of COVID-19 are continuing to wear a mask in public, washing your hands thoroughly and sanitizing your surroundings. COVID-19 in America is a spreading wildfire and by staying home and resting, you can participate in putting that fire out.

50% to 80% still need to be vaccinated before The United States can reach herd immunity status, which could take until the end of this year, according to the Cleveland Clinic.  As it will take time to reach that goal, taking precautions when being around others can speed the process back to a quick normal. 

More and more vaccines are getting administered every day. Resting and taking the necessary provisions will help alleviate the vaccinations’ side effects.

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