Why women are bearing the brunt of COVID-19 vaccine side effects

Another reason is the biology of a woman’s body, as estrogen produces a stronger immune reaction against the shot. Photo: Pexels

(Katie Dangerfield/ Global News) –– Since countries have started rolling out COVID-19 vaccines, more women than men have reported side effects, such as blood clots and allergic reactions, and according to experts, this is not surprising. If anything, it shows the shot is working.

Whether mild or severe, data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has shown that women are bearing the brunt of vaccine reactions, and experts believe it may be due to estrogen.

“In terms of just general side effects [of vaccines], women do seem to have a stronger response than men,” Stephen Hoption Cann, a clinical professor of medicine at the University of British Columbia, said. (…)

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