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#AfterMyShot: What will you do?

The past year has been difficult for so many of us. But now, vaccines are here. It’s time to start looking forward. It’s time to share and celebrate our stories of what we do after the shot.

Advil is here to help with relief for side effects after you get your shot and in the months ahead. The world is opening back up, and so are life’s possibilities.

#AfterMyShot Stories from Social Media

It’s time to get back to life

There is no shortage of activities that  Americans are looking
forward to returning to after their COVID-19 vaccines.

We want to hear from you – share your story using the hashtag #AfterMyShot

What to Expect #aftermyshot

  • Can I take ibuprofen/Advil if I am experiencing symptoms (e.g. aches and pains, fever) after a COVID-19 vaccination?

    Ibuprofen is indicated to treat symptoms of pain and fever as they occur. This is consistent with the clinical study approach used by Pfizer and Moderna for treating symptoms as they occur with their approved COVID-19 vaccines.

    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.

    You should carefully read and follow the instructions you receive when you get your COVID-19 vaccine. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.

  • Can I take ibuprofen/Advil before getting my vaccine as a preventative measure against potential side effects?

    We do not recommend taking Advil to prevent any symptoms. It should always be used to relieve symptoms you’re already experiencing.

    The CDC also does not recommend taking over the counter pain relievers prior to vaccination, but recommends taking pain relievers like ibuprofen (eg. Advil) to relieve side effects after a COVID-19 vaccination, if you have no other medical reasons that prevent you from taking these medications normally.