Factors affecting antibody production after COVID-19 vaccination named

Therapist Baranova: stress and poor nutrition affect the production of antibodies after vaccination TASS named a number of factors affecting the formation of an immune response after vaccination against COVID-19.

She noted that the production of antibodies is an immune process, and its effectiveness depends on various factors. In particular, chronic diseases, the presence of current infections, vitamin deficiency, stress, poor-quality or insufficient nutrition, as well as poor ecology can slow down or reduce the effectiveness of this process.

undergo a small examination before carrying out it, because not every “breakdown” will indicate a violation of the immune mechanisms. It is important to comprehensively assess the severity of chronic diseases, if any, to check the state of the body by blood tests, “the therapist advised.

Baranova explained that signs of immunity disorders will be visible from the results of a simple general blood test. In addition, the doctor noted, the level of vitamin D, one of the important vitamins involved in the functioning of the immune system, should be checked.

At the same time, the therapist recalled, it is necessary to take into account that the immune processes are individual for each person, and the formation of a response will proceed differently for everyone. “Therefore, after vaccination, we observe a different amount of antibodies produced in different people,” the doctor said.

Earlier it became known that scientists from the North-Eastern Federal University introduced a new method for diagnosing immunity against the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The ELISPOT approach is to identify specific cytokines that are released when lymphocytes are activated in response to a viral infection.