Research continues to shed light on the effects of the impact the coronavirus vaccines have on the body. As more arms have become jabbed, numerous side effects have been documented. While these effects can be disquieting, the public health message has been clear: side effects indicate the vaccine is stimulating a robust immune response.
The researchers also had participants complete a questionnaire about their vaccine-induced side effects after each dose, measuring 12 symptoms’ duration and severity on a scale of 0 (not at all) to 4 (a lot).
They then conducted antibody tests 37 days on average after their second dose.
When comparing participants’ antibody results with their symptom scores, the authors wrote: “We found no correlation between vaccine-associated symptom severity scores and vaccine-induced antibody titers one month after vaccination.”
They added that the duration of side effects after the first and second Pfizer doses also “revealed no association” with antibody response.
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“[A] lack of correlation was observed even when adjusting for age, weight, and sex,” the authors wrote.
In their concluding remarks, they said: “Ultimately, the researchers concluded that a “lack of post-vaccination symptoms following receipt of the BNT162b2 [Pfizer] vaccine does not equate to lack of vaccine-induced antibodies one month after vaccination.”
The finding has two key implications, the researchers noted.
“First, individuals that exhibit few symptoms after vaccination can be reassured that this does not mean the vaccine ‘didn’t work.’ Indeed, in this cohort individuals with few to no symptoms were just as likely to have developed strong antibody responses as individuals that exhibited substantial symptoms.
According to the health body, you can take painkillers such as paracetamol if you need to.
It adds: “If you have a high temperature that lasts longer than two days, a new, continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste, you may have COVID-19.
“Stay at home and get a test.”
Author: Adam Chapman
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