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Can you drink alcohol after your COVID-19 vaccine?

AARP, May 19, 2021

May 19, 2021

Can you drink alcohol after your COVID-19 vaccine?

“We know from other studies that chronic alcohol consumption can lead to weak vaccine responses and reduce protection,” says Ilhem Messaoudi, director of the Center for Virus Research at the University of California, Irvine. “The same most likely applies to the COVID-19 vaccine. Those who drink in excess are likely to generate dampened immune responses and also be at higher risk of having severe COVID-19.”