If you have pain or discomfort after getting your vaccine, talk to your doctor about taking an over-the-counter medicine, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen.
To reduce pain and discomfort where you got the shot:
Apply a clean, cool, wet washcloth over the area.
Use or exercise your arm.
To reduce discomfort from fever:
Drink plenty of fluids.
When to call the doctor:
In most cases, discomfort from fever or pain is normal. Contact your doctor or healthcare provider:
If the redness or tenderness where you got the shot increases after 24 hours
If your side effects are worrying you or do not seem to be going away after a few days