Drink Alcohol After The Diphtheria ORI Injection?
Hello. So, tomorrow I will give diphtheria ORI injection for the third time. The day after that, I have an event where there will be alcoholic drinks. I want to ask if it is safe to drink alcohol after a shot of the vaccine? what are the effects or consequences of drinking alcohol after a shot of the vaccine? or maybe there is a limit to whether it is safe or not? thanks
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Diphtheria outbreak response immunization (ORI) is one of the government programs to reduce the diphtheria outbreak which is currently spreading again. Diphtheria itself is a disease caused by bacteria and attacks the respiratory tract and mucous membranes. In its early stages, diphtheria often only gives rise to a common cold cough just like other respiratory infections. In fact, if not treated adequately, diphtheria can cause sufferers to experience severe respiratory problems that can be life threatening. This disease can easily be transmitted from sufferers to other people who have close contact with it. Therefore, it is necessary to make optimal prevention efforts.
In the diphtheria ORI program, all people aged 1 to 19 years, especially those living in outbreak areas, are given diphtheria vaccine. Vaccines are administered 3 times at a distance of 0-1-6 regardless of previous immunization history (the second vaccine is carried out at least 1 month after the first vaccine, the third vaccine is carried out at least 6 months after the second vaccine). In this way, it is hoped that the population's immunity will be stronger and the epidemic can be overcome.
Alcohol consumption after getting the diphtheria vaccine does not affect the vaccine's work. However, you need to know that many sources say that excessive alcohol consumption (more than 1 glass per day) has the risk of causing a variety of negative health effects, including an increased risk of hypertension, heart attack, stroke, pancreatitis, liver damage, cancer, developmental disorders. fetus (if you are pregnant), alcohol withdrawal syndrome, mental disorders, sudden death, and so on. To do this, you need to limit (if necessary, completely avoid) alcohol consumption for your own good. The maximum limit for alcohol consumption can vary depending on the concentration of alcohol in the drinks you consume, age, posture, and general health conditions of each person.
That's all for our explanation. For more details, please consult directly with the doctor who vaccinated you.
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