stay safe after a covid-19 vaccination

September 13, 2021

It’s important to remain mindful of your well-being after you’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19. Here are some tips for keeping yourself and your loved ones healthy.

Be Mindful of State and Local Regulations

Mask restrictions and other coronavirus-related mandates vary by state and city. You should consult your city government for the latest health advisories and regulations.

Florida: The Sunshine State is reopened, but you’re required to wear a mask inside county facilities even if you’re vaccinated.

Ohio: The state of Ohio is considered fully reopened. However, some cities are reissuing indoor mask mandates, regardless of your vaccination status.

Pennsylvania: Similarly, Pennsylvania is also reopened. You must wear a mask inside certain businesses and institutions, but those entities that require employees to get vaccinated are exempt from the mask mandate.

Venturing Out to Socialize

While public venues are increasing their capacity, it’s still a good idea to avoid medium to large crowds. Maintain a safe distance from others if you choose to go out to restaurants, concerts, sports games and other populated events.

Avoid poorly ventilated spaces and opt for outdoor locations. Call ahead to your venue and see if you can reserve a space or table away from the crowd. Remember, there’s nothing wrong with leaving if you feel uncomfortable with the number of people present.

Stay on Top of Your Hygiene

Even though vaccination is becoming more widespread, you should continue to wash your hands with soap and water regularly. Try not to touch your face if you’ve been in contact with high-traffic surfaces like doorknobs, light switches, car handles and tabletops.

Wash reusable cloth masks after each use if you choose to wear them. It’s also not a bad idea to keep an extra bottle of hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes in your car, so you can sanitize after you’ve been out in public.

Watch Out for Side Effects

How you react to the COVID-19 vaccine depends on your overall health and physiology.

Common side effects include:

  • Pain, redness and swelling around the injection site
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Swollen lymph nodes

Contact your primary care physician if your side effects do not dissipate after a few days.

At Embassy Healthcare, we continue to observe health and safety precautions to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Call 216-378-2050 or contact us online to learn about our preventative measures.