don't plan on racing wrote:
I wouldn't get the 2nd shot on the day of a race or even up to 2 days before a race. I was fine after my 2nd dose but my wife felt pretty bad the next day.
As an aside, don't take any nsaids like ibuprofen or naproxen sodium (aleve) before or after your shot. I wouldn't even take aleve the day before if your shot is early the next day because aleve has such a long half life. Just to be safe, don't take acetaminophen either. If you start to feel bad afterwards and do have flu-like symptoms, resist the urge to take anything. Those symptoms might suck but the effectiveness of the vaccine will be increased if you don't blunt your body's immune response. Just suck it up, hydrate, and ride it out. Don't plan on doing anything the day of or after if you can. You may be pleasantly surprised and not have any symptoms. Everyone is different.
Can you link to the findings regarding the use of OTC medications and their effects on the vaccine?