Tips for Managing Symptoms from COVID-19 Vaccine, Booster or Mild COVID-19 Symptoms
For more than 35 years, Advil has been a trusted, go-to resource for safe and effective pain relief. With the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, booster shots and new COVID-19 variants, we are committed to equipping you with valuable tips, tools and support to manage your symptoms and stay healthy.
Health authorities and scientific professional societies in the USA, Canada and Europe, including the CDC, recommend taking an over-the-counter medication, such as ibuprofen, for possible pain or discomfort from a COVID-19 vaccination or to relieve mild COVID-19 symptoms.
When you get your COVID-19 vaccine or booster, you should carefully follow the instructions you receive. Talk to your healthcare provider, doctor, or pharmacist if you have any questions. As recommended by the CDC, you can also reduce discomfort from a fever by:
- Drinking plenty of fluids.
- Dressing lightly.
You can also reduce pain and discomfort where you got the shot by:
- Applying a clean, cool, wet washcloth over the area.
- Using or exercising your arm.
As CDC guidelines evolve, we will continue to share information to help you navigate COVID-19, so you can stay safe, healthy and protected.