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Can An Alcoholic Person Take The Vaccine?

If you’re wondering whether it’s safe to toast a big glass of wine or beer while having your vaccine dose, the quick answer is, it depends.

Doctors have long known that excessive alcohol consumption can affect the immune system. Not only do heavy drinkers recover from infection and wound-healing, but they’re also more susceptible to pneumonia and at higher risk for both bacterial and viral infections. 

Although clinical trials of the various Covid-19 vaccines didn’t look specifically at the impact of alcohol on immunity, researchers think the same principle applies from other studies that chronic alcohol consumption can lead to weak vaccine responses and reduce protection. For more questions and info, you may contact us today!