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Do not masks flu-like signs with a purpose to get vaccine, says well being ministry official

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Well being and Wellness is advising Jamaicans to not take medicine to masks flu-like signs with a purpose to get the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine.

Director of the Household Well being Unit within the Ministry of Well being and Wellness, Dr Melody Ennis, informed JIS Information that the vaccine is not going to be administered to individuals who’re exhibiting indicators of being unwell, comparable to these having an elevated temperature, coughing and/or sneezing.

“In case you are sick, for instance you may have a 103-104 diploma temperature, in the event you take Panadol and masks your signs after which seem on the vaccination website, you’ll be afebrile (not having a fever), so once we do your temperature test it (the fever) will not present. For those who took antihistamines, you will not be coughing and sniffling; nonetheless, you are not doing your self any justice,” she identified.

“In case you are sick and having these signs, it takes about 5 days to recover from them and you will get the vaccine after that, so do not masks the signs with the Panadol to get the vaccine. Simply wait out the 5 days and when you’re okay and also you’re inside the age vary, you will be supplied and given the vaccine,” she continued.

For folks with comorbidities or underlying diseases, Dr Ennis mentioned that “if you’re sick, the place you presumably want hospitalisation or you aren’t managed in your medicine, then we is not going to give you the vaccine right now”.

The household well being director identified that the process is identical as with the routine immunisation of a kid the place, if the teen is unwell, the vaccine is not going to be administered.

She gave the peace of mind that each Jamaican could have entry to the vaccine, so there isn’t any want for individuals to hurry to obtain the jab if they’re sick.

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