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VACCINE TEAM | Is it safe to get the vaccine while taking antibiotics for another infection?

Published: Mar. 18, 2021 at 4:29 PM EDT
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - As we continue to watch vaccines roll out across Kentucky, we are here to answer your questions on the vaccine.

I am currently on antibiotics for another infection, is it safe for me to get the vaccine?

Yes.

The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases says covid-19 vaccines do not influence or interact with antibiotics.. so they may be taken at any time while getting the vaccine.

It’s also safe to take drugs for chronic conditions such as blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol or lung disease.

The vaccine only affects the immune system which has no impact on the effectiveness of those drugs.

What would happen if you have COVID-19, but don’t know it when you are vaccinated?

A doctor at the Cleveland Clinic says it won’t make you sicker or less sick if you have COVID and get the vaccine, but it could make the vaccine less effective. That’s why health care workers ask if you’ve been feeling sick before you get the shot.

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