Can I toast with alcohol after my Corona vaccination?

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Currently, there is hardly any other small talk topic than the Corona vaccination: Have you been vaccinated already? What kind of COVID 19 vaccine did you get? For many people, vaccination is a glimmer of hope in the pandemic – and therefore a reason to push. But does it make sense?

After all, no one would want to diminish the effect of their Corona vaccination by drinking alcohol. After all, alcohol is a cytotoxin that can have a negative effect on the immune system. It is precisely this that should naturally be fit for a vaccination in order to produce antibodies.

No data yet on Corona vaccination
There are still no studies on how alcohol can affect the Corona vaccination and therefore no official recommendation. The press office of the Robert Koch Institute confirmed that the Standing Commission on Vaccination (Stiko) has not yet commented on this issue. Vaccine manufacturer AstraZeneca in a ress briefing: “In the clinical studies, the consumption of alcohol was not restricted. Therefore, we cannot infer any correlation from the clinical trials regarding efficacy or safety in relation to individual alcohol consumption. We do not have studies on alcohol consumption and vaccine efficacy.” BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson&Johnson did not respond to the inquiry. Pfizer referred to BioNTech.

Virologist Sandra Ciesek of the University Hospital Frankfurt estimates in the NDR podcast “Coronavirus Update” that alcohol has no influence on immune protection. However, she said, people should not drink much alcohol around the vaccination date. “When the immune system is busy making antibodies, you shouldn’t add toxins to it.”

On the Internet, the statement of Russia’s chief medical officer Anna Popova is widely quoted. She advises abstaining from alcohol for a full 56 days after vaccination. However, this is a recommendation for the Russian vaccine Sputnik-V, which is not (yet) approved in the EU. Moreover, it is not known whether Popova’s thesis is supported by studies.

Findings on alcohol consumption after other vaccinations
Other vaccinations, such as those against hepatitis, rubella or influenza, have been in use for decades in some cases. In contrast to the new Corona vaccinations, there are therefore already scientific findings on the factors that can influence a vaccination.

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