ITALIAN scientists claim their research shows that obese people need bigger vaccine doses.
The scientists claim it’s to protect them against Covid-19.
Scientists have warned the coronavirus vaccine manufactured by Pfizer may be less effective in people who’re obese.
According to The Mirror, the researchers claim this is because compared to healthy people, severely overweight healthcare workers generated only half the antibodies to fend off Covid-19 after receiving two doses of the Pfizer jab.
Antibodies are virus-fighting proteins that can stop the coronavirus infection.
They’re a major part of the immune system but there are other parts, too.
This is a double blow to severely overweight people as they’re already considered to be more at risk of becoming critically ill or dying if they contract the virus.