An expert on the human immune system has warned people not to drink alcohol if they received one of the coronavirus vaccine stings.
The latest vaccine – from Oxford AstraZeneca – was used for the first time on Monday morning.
This is followed by hundreds of thousands of puffs of the Pfizer vaccine in use in the UK since December.
But one expert has warned that you should avoid drinking alcohol when you’re having the bump, reports the mirror.
Alcohol changes the composition of the microorganisms in the gut, which stops bacteria and viruses from spreading in the body.
This can mean that the white blood cells – which release antibodies to attack Covid-19 and other insects – are damaged or reduced and are unable to fight off an attack.
As part of the new BBC documentary The Truth About … Boosting Your Immune System, which airs on Wednesday, Dr. Ronx Ikharia carried out an experiment with Prosecco.
The emergency doctor took blood tests before and after drinking three glasses of the popular Italian sparkling wine white wine.
They found that the amount was enough to reduce the level of white lymphocytes in the blood by half.
Manchester University immunologist Professor Sheena Cruickshank has warned anyone receiving the vaccine to abstain from alcohol immediately before and after the shock.
She told the program, “You need to keep your immune system working at full speed to get a good response to the vaccine. So if you drink the night before or shortly after it doesn’t help.”