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No evidence that drinking alcohol affects Covid vaccine, say experts

No evidence that drinking alcohol affects Covid vaccine, say experts

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LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 12: Bar staff serve beer for table service in the garden of the The Duke of Kent pub which reopened at lunchtime today on April 12, 2021 in London, United Kingdom. England has taken a significant step in easing its lockdown restrictions, with non-essential retail, beauty services, gyms and outdoor entertainment venues among the businesses given the green light to re-open with coronavirus precautions in place. Pubs and restaurants are also allowed open their outdoor areas, with no requirements for patrons to order food when buying alcoholic drinks. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images)
You don’t need to avoid drinking alcohol after getting your Covid vaccine (Picture: Getty Images)

There is no evidence that drinking alcohol after receiving a Covid vaccine will affect the level of protection it offers.

In January, advisers to the alcohol education charity Drinkaware suggested that some evidence showed drinking, particularly in large amounts, could interfere with the bodys ability to build immunity in response to some vaccines.

Some people then claimed on social media that they had been advised not to drink after receiving their first or second dose of the jab.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has now said there is nothing linking alcohol to the efficacy of Covid vaccines.

A spokeswoman for the MHRA said: ‘There is currently no evidence that drinking alcohol interferes with the efficacy of the Covid-19 vaccines. We would advise anyone concerned about this to talk to their healthcare professional.’

Concerns over drinking and being vaccinated have also been raised in the US. It is thought the worries originated from Russia, where an official warned that alcohol could hinder the body’s ability to develop immunity against Covid.

EDINBURGH - APRIL 26: Members of the public enjoy a drink at the Three Sisters Pub in the Cowgate as lockdown measures are eased on April 26, 2021 in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. Cafes, beer gardens, non-essential shops and museums are reopening in Scotland today as lockdown easing continues. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Brits have been enjoying beer gardens after lockdown restrictions eased (Picture: Getty Images)
David Morgan, supervisor at The Borough pub in Cardiff, puts glasses on top of the beer taps ahead of closing for two weeks as pubs, bars, restaurants and cafes are forced to stop selling alcohol and shut by 6pm as part of a new round of coronavirus restrictions that come into force in Wales on Friday night. PA Photo. Picture date: Friday December 4, 2020. See PA story HEALTH Coronavirus Wales. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire
Binge drinking is not healthy for the body generally (Picture: PA)

Ilhem Messaoudi, director of the Center for Virus Research at the University of California, said heavy alcohol consumption generally impair the body’s immune response, making the person more vulnerable to infection.

She continued: ‘If you are truly a moderate drinker, then theres no risk of having a drink around the time of your vaccine.

‘But be very cognizant of what moderate drinking really means. Its dangerous to drink large amounts of alcohol because the effects on all biological systems, including the immune system, are pretty severe and they occur pretty quickly after you get out of that moderate zone.’

So-far in the UK, there have been more than 50 million doses of Covid vaccines delivered, with more than 15.5 million people now fully vaccinated.

Welcoming the number of second injections this week, Boris Johnson said: ‘Thank you to everyone who has made this possible. Please keep coming forward to get your jabs to give yourself maximum protection from the virus.’

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