Can you take other medications on same day you get vaccine?

Dr. Jen Ashton answers viewers’ questions about the COVID-19 vaccines.
1:36 | 05/12/21

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But first Dr. Ashton, a couple of questions from our viewers. One, I have an autoimmune disease, got a Johnson & Johnson shot but after six weeks I don't have antibodies. Can I try getting a modern or pfizer shot? Two things to unpack there. Number one, the answer of can you try another shot, the answer is no. Once you've been vaccinated, you can't just switch and add another one to the mix at this point. The second thing is, and this is really important, do not go and get an antibody test to check whether the vaccine is working. There's such big variability in the assay, that's what we call the spike protein that is being looked at for those Andy bodies, and you could very easily be getting antibodies and don't have a test that could pick them up. So don't do it. What is the best way to avoid spring allergy flare-ups? Amy is suffering big time already with this pollen season. There are so many tools in the toolbox to treat seasonal allergies. We call it allergic rhinitis, there is prescription, over-the-counter. There is nonsedating antihistamine, over-the-counter steroid spray, there's prescription medications class called leukotriene inhibitors so the key is prevent the symptoms before they start, try to control your environment, keep the doors closed, sunglasses on, shower at the end of the day so you don't bring that pollen onto your pillowcase at night, but you are still suffering and taking medication every day, - it's a good idea to see a health care provider, an allergist, again, much better to prevent the symptoms than do deal with them once they starts. I just want to hear dolly parton. Okay, so submit your

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