JAKARTA - Immunity is an important factor to prevent COVID-19 from entering the body. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are competing to boost their immune system, one of which is by injecting vitamin C.
So, is it safe if the injection is done at the same time as the COVID-19 vaccine?
Dr. Robert Sinto, SpPD-KPTI, a consultant doctor for Tropical Infections at the RSCM Hospital said it was quite safe to inject vitamin C and the COVID-19 vaccine on the same day. Because the composition of the two injections is different.
"There is no limit because the two do not interact, so it can be given. For example, in the morning it is vaccinated and in the evening it is injected with vitamin C, it's okay", said Dr. Robert in the webinar "Healthy Injections" on Friday (18/6) quoted from ANTARA.
However, Dr. Robert suggested that it should not be done simultaneously unless it was very urgent. Dr. Robert said the injections at the same time will make it difficult to see the different side effects of vaccines or vitamins.
"Later we cannot observe the side effects that arise, whether this is for example fever due to side effects due to vaccines or vitamins", said Dr. Robert.
"This consequence will affect the next iteration. Later, the effect will be ambiguous, so if it is not necessary immediately, we can give a pause in a matter of days even though there are no contraindications", added Dr. Robert.
| LIFESTYLE 16 Jun 2021 14:29
Meanwhile, apt. Eric Antonius, MM (Direct to Consumer (DTC) Brand Manager of Kalbe Farma said that vitamin injections can be done once a month and assisted by the use of multivitamin supplements for daily needs.
"Basically, the use of multivitamins is to meet daily needs, from my personal experience, I do healthy injections once a month. So to ensure that the body remains fit because productivity must be maintained", said Eric.
For the right dose, everyone has different needs. It is based on age, gender, and medical history.
"Each individual has different needs. In terms of human needs, it's based on the disease or the condition of the body", said Dr. Robert.
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