Vaccinated 217 times against COVID-19 | The case of a German who had no side effects studied by scientists

(Paris) 217 ​​doses of vaccine against COVID-19: a German deliberately received this record number of injections and showed no side effects, according to researchers who studied the case of this human probably “the most vaccinated” in history.

The immune system of the 62-year-old German from the city of Magdeburg – whose identity has not been revealed – is also functioning perfectly, scientists from the Friedrich-Alexander Universities of Erlangen-Nuremberg and Erlangen observed in a study published Monday in the British medical journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases.

The researchers explained that they learned about his case through press articles in 2022.

In 2022, the German press mentioned the case of a sixty-year-old from Magdeburg suspected of having accumulated nearly 90 anti-COVID-19 vaccinations to collect the associated certificates and resell them to refractory parties.

A judicial investigation was opened against this man for allegations of fraud, but no criminal action has been taken so far, according to the study.

The prosecution collected evidence of 130 vaccinations over 9 months, but the person claimed to have received 217 injections of eight different anti-COVID-19 vaccines, including all mRNA versions, over 29 months.

When he was contacted by scientists, curious about this extremely rare “hyper-vaccination”, the man showed himself “very interested” in the idea of ​​enlightening them via blood and saliva analyzes, explained in a press release. Kilian Schober, virologist at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and co-author of the study.

According to some scientific theories, excessive vaccinations make immune cells less effective because they have become accustomed to the antibodies.

This was not the case for this German, according to the researchers.

It even had “significantly higher concentrations” of immune cells and antibodies against the COVID-19 virus than a control group of three people who received three recommended doses, according to the study.

No signs of fatigue and no side effects were felt by this German after any of the 217 injections.

In this man who never tested positive for COVID-19, scientists did not find traces of past infection with the virus.

The authors of the study, however, emphasize that they do not approve of hypervaccination, and urge us not to extrapolate this singular case.

Caitjan Gainty, a specialist in the history of vaccines at King’s College London who was not involved in the study, told AFP that she had “never heard of anyone having received more vaccines than this man “.

Virologist at the University of Tokyo, Spyros Lytras also judged that “this is certainly the most vaccinated person reported to date” and that such a case will not happen again “soon”.


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