Does alcohol consumption impact the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine? – CTV

January 29, 2021

Alcohol consumption could have an impact on the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine, but there is currently no data available to confirm this.

In a news release issued earlier this week, the organization Éduc’Alcool said that the benefits of vaccination may be “diminished” in excessive drinkers.

However, the immune response “could be even better” in moderate drinkers, the organization continues.

“Are there any firm studies that say this is certain to have an effect on the vaccine? No,” said Dr. Julie Bruneau, a CHUM addiction expert who recently became a member of Éduc’Alcool’s scientific council.

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