Is it safe to sunbathe after being vaccinated?

Is it safe to sunbathe after being vaccinated?

Is it safe to sunbathe after being vaccinated against Covid-19?

Vitamin D, provided by the sun, has long been considered a weapon to combat the coronavirus. However, it is recommended not to sunbathe in the middle of the day after being vaccinated.

The Spanish vaccination campaign is now focusing on the younger age groups, which are those who tend to register the most side effects. Towards this time of year, exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays practically becomes a trend in the younger population.

The question is, could this practice reduce our body’s immune response to the vaccine?

In the recommendations of the Ministry of Health for vaccination, there is no mention of the prohibition of sunbathing after being vaccinated, in fact, it is advisable to choose outdoor activities to avoid infections.

In addition, a study published in the journal of Clinical Infectious Diseases already demonstrated last year that solar radiation reduces the chances of being infected by a coronavirus. Sunbathing and going to the beach is good for your health during the pandemic.

However, the SUMMA coordinator at the Wizink Vaccination Centre, Raquel Jiménez, recommended during an interview on the Ya es noon program not to expose yourself to the sun.

“It is not advisable to be exposed to the sun during the hottest hours,” said the expert, although the manufacturers of the vaccines do not specifically mention anything about it.

“Before vaccination, there are no contraindications, a normal life should be carried out and afterwards, one must wait about eight hours to ensure that there are no side effects before making efforts and being able to start a normal life,” she added.

Keep out of the midday sun 

The recommendation comes from the side effects that the vaccine can produce hours after receiving the injection,  fever being one of these most common symptoms.  Likewise, having a headache is another of the most repeated symptoms of the Covid-19 vaccine, a pain that can also be caused or increased due to long sun exposure. Therefore, sunbathing in the central hours of the day is not recommended.


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Ron Howells

Ron actually started his working career as an Ophthalmic Technician- things changed when, during a band rehearsal, his amplifier blew up and he couldn’t get it fixed so he took a course at Birmingham University and ended up doing a degree course. He built up a chain of electronics stores and sold them as a franchise over 35 years ago. After five years touring the world Ron decided to move to Spain with his wife and son, a place they had visited over the years, and only bought the villa they live in because it has a guitar-shaped swimming pool!. Playing the guitar since the age of 7, he can often be seen, (and heard!) at beach bars and clubs along the length of the coast. He has always been interested in the news and constantly thrives to present his articles in an interesting and engaging way.

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