The Ministry of Health in Singapore just released a list of things people shouldn't do once they get their COVID-19 vaccines. With the vaccines rolling out, the MOH wants to ensure that recipients don't put themselves through unnecessary risks before the vaccine takes full effect.
Ministry of Health on COVID-19 Jabs
According to the story by StraitTimes, cycling, swimming, and even lifting heavy weights are things individuals shouldn't do for seven days after they receive their first and second COVID-19 jabs. The MOH also said that ball and racket games should also be avoided.
The MOH released a clarification on July 5, 2021 which followed an amended recommendation the exact same day that people should be avoiding any strenuous physical activity directly after getting their mRNA COVID-19 vaccine doses. Another earlier advisory on June 11 also recommended that those who got their vaccine should stay away from strenuous physical activity for a week after they get their second dose of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.
MOPH Advisory on Physical Education Classes and Competitive Sports
In the latest advisory from the MOH, it was said that competitive sports and physical education classes should also be avoided since these types of exercises are still considered strenuous. Other physical activities that are considered safe to do a week after vaccination include stretching, casual walking, working while standing, and even other housework.
The latest MOH advisory notes that they recommend everyone, especially adolescent younger men younger than 30, to avoid strenuous physical activity altogether, like intense exercise for a week after both the first and second doses. The MOH also advises that during this time, if individuals are experiencing any chest pain, shortness of breath, or even abnormal heartbeats, they should seek out medical attention immediately.
MOH Investigates Incident with Young Teen's Heart Attack
The MOH has reportedly stated that the review, done along with the Health Sciences Authority or the HSA, took place independently of a recent incident involving a 16-year-old male. According to an article by Bloomberg, the individual suffered a cardiac arrest just shortly after engaging in a strenuous weight-lifting session that took place just six days after having received the first dose of a certain mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.
Investigations are still ongoing into the actual cause, and that includes the possibility of acute severe myocarditis. The MOH stated that while a lot of people with vaccine-related myocarditis observed both locally and internationally have just mild symptoms and also make an uneventful recovery, and it is also reportedly possible that the condition might even be aggravated by certain factors or other strenuous activities that might directly affect the heart.
The HSA safety update had also shown seven out of 12 different cases of myocarditis and pericarditis that actually occurred in certain individuals after they had taken their mRNA vaccines and were younger than 30. This is reportedly higher than expected for this particular age group based on certain background incidence rates.
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Written by Urian B.