In the hope of forming a herd immunity, Indonesia is giving the Covid-19 vaccine jabs program for free for local residents. The surging of Covid-19 cases surely can be decreased once we form herd immunity by increasing the vaccination rate. People who have been vaccinated are expected to succumb to mild symptoms with no severe illness once they get infected. We know many people are still skeptical because they still get fed by hoaxes and misinformation. So here we conclude the top tips on what to do before, during, and after getting vaccinated for Covid-19.


BEFORE VACCINATION

Research
There is a lot of misinformation about vaccines online especially from the shared messages on WhatsApp group, keep in mind that you always get accurate information from reliable and credible sources.

Consult with Doctors
At present, many people with the following health conditions and allergies cannot receive a Covid-19 vaccine to avoid any severe effects. The best way is by consulting with your doctor if you have any further questions to be asked.

Fill the Form
The best vaccine today is any vaccine available. Now many vaccination center has published the form online so you fill the form to set your desired date. Some of them require to fill preferred time so make sure you’ll be there prior to the time you appointed.

Rest Well
It’s important to keep your body fit for your vaccination day. Keep your diet full of nutrients, get a good night’s sleep and stay hydrated. Don’t forget to take breakfast before you go because you can’t just wait in line on an empty stomach because you can expect a long queue and a long time to wait until your turn.


DURING VACCINATION

Arrive on Time
Arrive before your scheduled time, and let the health care professional reaffirm your verified data to get your number before waiting.

Stay Safe
Many people will be gathered at the vaccination facility, just make sure to follow safety precautions such as physical distancing while waiting and keep your mask on at all times. Don’t touch your face and keep sanitizing or washing your hands after touching things.

Quick Check-up
When it’s time for your turn, an early and quick medical check-up is required before vaccination. A health care professional will measure your blood pressure, body temperature, oxygen saturation level, heart rate, and a quick health history check-up to ensure once again you are fit for the program.

Get the Jab
The vaccine will be injected into the muscle in your upper arm. It should take no longer than a few seconds and may cause a little tickle of pain. If you’re afraid of needles and too nervous or anxious, be calm to let your muscle relax. Just take slow deep breaths and look away from the needle. It will finish in just a matter of seconds.

After Vaccine Monitoring
After getting a jab, you can’t leave and go straight home just yet. You are required to sit and wait in an observation area for about 30 minutes to monitor the side effects after vaccination. The health care professional will once again check you up and reconfirm another date for your second dose. Meanwhile, they will also give vaccination card and a link or QR code for your vaccination certificate.


AFTER VACCINATION

Get Home and Get Rest
Better go straight home. After being vaccinated, it’s normal to have some side effects and it is expected. Eat some to fill your stomach and get a well-rested night.

Minor Side Effects
Side effects are a sign that your body is building immune protection. Common side effects include some pain on the arm where you received the vaccine, mild fever, fatigue, headache, and even feel sleepy. Just keep on resting and suggested to not taking a work really hard at the moment. These side effects will go away within a few days. Consume paracetamol to help ease the pain. If any symptoms continue for more than a few days, then kindly contact your health care immediately.

Keep the Health Protocols
Continue doing daily activities with preventive measures as it takes time for your body to build protection. Protect yourself with a mask, wash your hands regularly, keep doing physical distancing and avoid crowds.

Second Dose Date
Look up your calendar and mark the date of your second vaccination day. Loosen your daily schedule for vaccine day and for resting. Be patient and don’t let your immunity down.