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Should we be vaccinated against other diseases during Covid pandemic

Ask:

During this Covid-19 outbreak, should we be vaccinated against other diseases? Since it was said that antigens when injected into the body can cause fever, weaken the body and make it easier for the SARS-CoV-2 virus to penetrate?

Reply:

Answered by MD Bui Ngoc An Pha, Medical Advisor and Former Medical Director of VNVC:

Actually, vaccination is very necessary since it brings various benefits:

  • Firstly, vaccination guards us against other infectious diseases (other than SARS-CoV-2), prevents the confusion of symptoms and brings security to the community. For example, there are some diseases with symptoms very similar to SARS-CoV-2 such as seasonal flu, or respiratory diseases, etc. If unfortunately we have a cough or fever during this time, we will become confused as to whether these symptoms are caused by SARS-CoV-2 or other diseases.
  • Secondly, vaccination helps us prevent the right diseases, ruling out the case of having two infections at the same time, which will be very threatening and difficult to treat.

In cases of fever, it is essential to consider whether the affected person has had previous contact with the source of infection, whether the person came from an endemic area, and whether the person has been exposed to an infected individual. If the above factors are not the case, the fever is absolutely not associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Fever after vaccination is usually mild and does not need any treatment.

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