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ECO 2022 — Immune response to COVID-19 vaccines is diminished in individuals with severe obesity

Pavankumar Kamat   |   10 May 2022

Takeaway

  • Individuals with severe obesity (body mass index of >40 kg/m 2 ) are likely to produce a diminished antibody response to COVID-19 vaccines compared with those with normal weight.

Why this matters

  • Previous evidence has shown a reduced immune response to vaccines against influenza, hepatitis B, and rabies among...

          

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