Alcohol Consumption after Vaccination

This feature by our correspondent will clear all the myths regarding drinking post-vaccination

While it is true that old habits die hard, addiction is not just a word but something that has become intertwined with our body, mind, and soul. 
There is no denying the fact that alcoholics will drink, rain, or shine not to get drunk but to avoid getting physically ill. Once an individual becomes addicted to alcohol, they consume alcohol every single day. 
An alcohol addict isn't someone who drinks occasionally or on weekends, but someone who drinks every single time they can lay their hands on the bottle. 
That is what constitutes an alcoholic, which is what constitutes an alcohol addict. A lot of questions have been raised by people regarding the probability of consuming alcohol after getting vaccinated. 
Will it affect their health? Will they fall sick or even die if they drink after vaccination? These are some questions that need to be answered with proper knowledge and understanding since those individuals with a history of alcoholism tend to have a weaker physique with a weak immune system. 
So, they may be at greater risk than healthy people who consume alcohol occasionally or on weekends.
However, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, it is stated that there is no evidence of alcohol impairing the effectiveness of the vaccine. 
So, this means that alcohol consumption is safe even after getting vaccinated. However, we need to take proper precautions since people with a history of several illnesses and diseases like cancer, HIV/AIDS, etc., have a particularly vulnerable immune system. 
However, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, it is stated that there is no evidence of alcohol impairing the effectiveness of the vaccine. So, this means that alcohol consumption is safe even after getting vaccinated.
Therefore, in order to be on the safe side, consuming alcohol at a reasonable rate will be helpful. 
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Even if an individual doesn't have cancer, HIV/AIDS, etc., if their immune system is weak, it is better not to consume alcohol directly after vaccination since the purpose of the vaccine is to trigger an immune response within the body. 
The vaccines contain antigen, an organism whose weakened or inactive parts trigger an immune response within the body. 
Therefore, if an individual has a weak immune system and consumes alcohol right after vaccination, it may alter the course of the vaccine and can instead weaken the body, causing complications to the person's health. 
So, it is best to avoid consuming alcohol not just after vaccination but avoiding it altogether is the only best precaution to live a longer and healthier life.
Besides, people who have recovered from COVID-19 need to take the vaccine as well. It is only through vaccination that one's immune system will continue to grow stronger. 
A quick conversation with an alcoholic just outside the liquor store seemed to answer more questions. 
When asked if he was vaccinated, he replied that he had not stated his reason, "Most alcoholics think that they may succumb to their addiction after vaccination or they may not be able to drink anymore. I sternly believe that my immune system and internal organs are greatly affected after 15 years of being an alcoholic."
"Therefore, getting vaccinated can cause my body to react differently. I am not as healthy as most sober people, and I may even lose my life days or weeks after vaccination. It is not just me, but most alcoholics share the same mindset. So, it is best to really take the best precaution while preventing ourselves from being a liability to the virus." 



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