Will People be Tested for Antibodies Post-Vaccination?
After you’ve had the immunisation there will be no testing of antibodies. Many people ask that question as to whether or not there’ll be tested to see whether they’re generating antibodies.
There will be research projects to see what kind of antibody responses various vaccines develop once they’re out there in the general community, but it will not be routine to do antibody testing. The assumption will be that most people who get the vaccine will develop antibodies.
And so the clinical trials show, for example, that with the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, that 90-odd percent of people will develop significant anti-bodies. And with the Astra vaccine, probably 60 or 70% of people will develop antibodies.
We know that from the research so far.
Dr Norman Swan, Physician and Journalist
Last Reviewed: 24/02/2021
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