Tips for avoiding the side effects of COVID-19, as well as the latest vaccine numbers
RICHMOND, Virginia (WRIC) – Want to get the COVID-19 vaccine but are worried about the potential side effects? If so, then Bon Secours is here to help.
Bon Secours Southside Regional Medical Center has posted some tips on the best ways to avoid those pesky side effects that could put you out of service for a day or two.
The hospital recommends that you eat a good meal, avoid processed foods and alcohol, and stay hydrated at least one day before getting the vaccine.
In the hours and days after the injection, hydration and eating easily digestible foods will be key. Typical side effects of the vaccine include nausea, fatigue, chills, and other flu-like symptoms.
This as The Virginia Department of Health reported as of June 13, 56.8% of the population of Virginia had received at least one dose of the vaccine. VDH also reported that 4,044,815 people in the Commonwealth were fully vaccinated, which is enough for 47.4% of the state’s population to be protected against the virus.
Virginia receives an average of 28,666 doses of vaccine administered each day.
Groups and organizations continue to offer various incentives for people to get vaccinated. On Saturday, residents of southern town were able to not only take the photo, but also speak with more than 25 recruiting officers at Southside Plaza.
It comes as VDH has only reported 73 new cases of COVID-19, a sign Virginia continues to be at the rear of the pandemic.
And as many businesses in the region are returning to normal after more than a year of COVID-related restrictions in place, questions abound about the effectiveness of some measures in actually preventing the spread of the coronavirus.
More precisely, the plexiglass barriers.
A Princeton University professor found that barriers generally offered a low level of protection, but viral particles could travel around or over barriers.
Now the task is to figure out what to do with these barriers when they fall.