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What should I eat after receiving the Covid-19 vaccine?


I know that after receiving the Covid-19 vaccine, there will be some side effects, please ask the doctor how to pay attention to the diet to keep the body healthy. (Hoa, Da Nang)

Reply:

After vaccination, the common symptom is that you may have a fever, so it is necessary to add enough water, especially in hot weather conditions like today. In addition, there may be chills, fatigue, and muscle aches, so you should choose soft, easy-to-digest foods such as meat porridge, water dishes, favorite soups.

People after vaccination should avoid alcohol. Because alcohol will dehydrate the body, causing headaches, more fatigue.

In the diet, it is necessary to pay attention to healthy foods that help strengthen the immune system. Nutrients such as vitamins A, C, D, E, protein (protein), zinc … play an important role in the functioning of the immune system. You should eat a variety of vegetables and fruits of different colors. Vitamin D is found in eggs, fatty fish, milk, mushrooms…

In addition, you should eat a variety of whole grains, lean meats, fish, poultry and plant-based foods such as tofu, nuts…

Vaccination against Covid-19 for the frontline participating in propaganda against Covid-19 epidemic in Ho Chi Minh City. Image: Huu Khoa.

Associate Professor, Doctor, Doctor Lam Vinh Nien
Head of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy Hospital

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