With every resident over the age of 16 in New Hampshire, lining up to get the COVID-19 Vaccine, here are some great tips to make sure your vaccination day goes as smooth as possible.

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3 Hours Before Vaccination

Today is the day for yours truly and my sister in law (Phase 2A) just texted me (Phase 3) to make sure that I am hydrated. As more and more people have gone through this process, it seems that being dehydrated could 'exacerbate the side effects' of the vaccine.

They also strongly suggest to not drink alcohol for at least a day before your vaccine.

Since achiness, fever and fatigue are some of the most common symptoms, it makes perfect sense that drinking a healthy amount of water would help in reducing these ailments.

As far as eating regularly and getting exercise before your vaccine, several sources claim that having a normal amount of nutrition before you get your shot, can help if you have severe anxiety about getting injections. Not eating regularly can increase the chances that someone with this anxiety could pass out.

Several medical professionals have suggested that any light exercise, like a walk, is the optimal amount of exertion before you get your shot, but you don't want to overdo it.

Before The Ride To The Fixed Site

As far as the New Hampshire specific angle to last minute vaccine prep, I think I got it covered.

I did my follow up questionnaire and I have my email with QR Code ready to go as well as my driver's license as my official ID.

The polo shirt I'm wearing can be easily rolled up to allow maximum access to the left deltoid muscle.

As long as I get to the fixed site no earlier than 15 minutes early, I'm pretty sure I have all the boxes checked!

Let's do this!

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