Excessive alcohol drinking can suppress your immune system and of course a turn, decrease the amount of protection that the Covid-19 vaccine can offer. A review paper published in the British Journal of Nutrition reported how alcohol may impair the movement and functioning of key immune system cells white blood cells such as B and T lymphocytes, natural killer cells, and monocytes/macrophages as well as change the immune system’s strength to produce important chemicals.
Excessive drinking can even make you more sensitive to dangerous diseases like the Covid-19 coronavirus. What’s excessive drinking? As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows, it’s either overeating drinking or heavy drinking in general. Binge drinking would be four or more drinks for women and five or more drinks for men over a two-to-three-hour period.
So, if you need a full hand to count the number of shots that you just had, you’ve just binged on alcohol. Well, the clinical trials for the Covid-19 vaccine didn’t explicitly test how alcohol consumption may affect the vaccine’s effects.
Although having said that heavy drinking would be at least eight drinks for women and at least 15 drinks for men over a week. Keep in mind with drinking alcohol, your “mileage may vary.”
Yet it wasn’t part of the protocol to give study associates the vaccine and then say, “now try some Sex on the Beach,” meaning the alcoholic drink and not “Cake by the Ocean,” which unexpectedly is not about cake.