TWHS Prepares for Vaccine Clinic: What should students do once vaccinated?

Alexandra Cruz and Sydney Jolly

Thomas Worthington High School is starting to give Covid-19 vaccines to students sixteen and up. After a year of the Coronavirus pandemic, three vaccines have been manufactured and are ready for the public; Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson&Johnson. While the students will be receiving the Pfizer vaccine, these recommendations apply to all three. 


  1. Continue wearing your mask in public. It has not been proven that vaccinated people cannot carry and transmit the virus to other people. You should continue to wear your mask until herd immunity has been achieved. 
  2. Call the doctor if the side effects you are experiencing are worrisome or do not go away after a few days. 
  3. Continue practicing safe practices until you are fully vaccinated. You are not fully vaccinated until after the second dose of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccine. 
  4. Fully vaccinated people can meet with other fully vaccinated people without masks, while socially distanced. 
  5. Drink lots of fluids and exercise after both doses of your vaccine. This will help reduce soreness.

Not do:

  1. It is not recommended to take any over-the-counter medications such as ibuprofen, aspirin, or acetaminophen, before the vaccination. 
  2. Do not stop wearing a mask and practicing social distancing.
  3. Do not mix and match your covid vaccines (if the vaccine has two doses, take the doses in order). 
  4. Do not delay being vaccinated because you believe one vaccine is better than the other.
  5. Do not laminate your vaccination card as soon as you get your card.
  6. Do not post your vaccination card (if posted, scratch out any personal information). 


Remember to keep following the protocols before and after the vaccine. Masks should be worn above the nose, washed frequently, and never shared. Please stay safe, Cardinal Family. As Mr.Scully said, “Thanks for helping antibodies proliferate!”