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Can you have alcohol after getting the COVID-19 vaccine?


April 28, 2021

TONY CENICOLA, New York Times file

Moderate drinking is unlikely to impair the immune response to the COVID-19 vaccine, but heavy drinking might.

After a long year and a lot of anticipation, getting the COVID-19 vaccine can be cause for celebration, which for some might mean pouring a drink and toasting to their new immunity. But can alcohol interfere with your immune response?

The short answer is that it depends on how much you drink.

There is no evidence that having a drink or two can render any of the current COVID vaccines less effective. Some studies have even found that over the longer term, small or moderate amounts of alcohol might actually benefit the immune system by reducing inflammation.


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