Why Women Have Stronger Side Effects To the COVID-19 Vaccine
A report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that of the first 13.8 million COVID-19 vaccine doses given to Americans, reports of side effects were coming at a higher rate from females.
Experts suspect that in women, particularly premenopausal women, the levels of estrogen help activate the immune response to illness and, therefore, to vaccines.
Men, on the other hand, have more testosterone, a hormone that can somewhat dampen or slow down the same response.
Simply put, women in general have a stronger response to vaccines because their bodies are quicker and stronger when it comes to activating what the vaccine introduces in the body.
Experts are encouraging people to understand that a stronger response and temporary symptoms are not a reason to turn the vaccine away.