Antibiotics – Young children may develop lower protection against the vaccine

This is shown by a study based on data from the USA, which was published in the specialist journal “Pediatrics”. 650 children took part in the study, who were regularly examined over a period of six to 24 months. Their respective antibody levels against diphtheria, tetanus, polio, whooping cough, influenza and pneumococci were also recorded. The researchers were able to observe that those children who had been treated with antibiotics during this period had lower antibody levels than children who had not been treated with antibiotics. This became particularly clear when the treatment with antibiotics took place between the ages of nine months and one year.

The experts suspect that the treatment changes the composition of the bacteria that colonize the intestinal mucosa and kills bacteria that otherwise strengthen the immune system.

This message was broadcast on 04/27/2022 on Deutschlandfunk.

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