How strong are your COVID-19 antibodies? Study shows it depends on age, sex
AUSTIN (Nexstar) — A new study by Texas researchers found that antibodies levels are higher in women and younger people than those in men after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
The Texas Biomedical Research Institute — partnered with the University of Verona, Italy — conducted the largest study in the world on the prevalence of antibodies over time. While it’s now widely established that vaccine antibodies wane after six months, the study found specifics as to how much, and the difference age and sex plays in antibody levels.
The findings are based on a group of 787 healthcare workers in Italy, ranging in ages 21 to 75, who recieved two doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Their antibody levels were measured before vaccination, after the second dose, and at one, three …
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