STUDY: Pfizer Vax Protection Weakens Faster In Men

The Washington Post reports:

Women were found to generally have higher protection against the coronavirus than men after receiving a second shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, according to a study released Wednesday — although immunity in both sexes tended to weaken within months after full vaccination. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, also suggested that people between 18 and 45 years old had stronger immunity than those over 65 after receiving their second shot.

Results showed that antibodies against the coronavirus among vaccinated people fell briskly up to 80 days after receiving the second dose, although the pace of decline slowed thereafter. Women had higher counts of antibodies than men at both their peaks and at the study’s end. While coronavirus vaccines remain effective in preventing hospitalizations, the study will add weight to the voices calling for booster shots to be offered to the wider population.

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