"Hypervaccinated" German Man Receives 217 COVID-19 Shots

Written by Camilla Jessen

Mar.06 - 2024 11:14 AM CET

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A German man received 217 COVID-19 vaccinations over 29 months.

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A German man has reportedly received 217 COVID-19 vaccines over the span of 29 months, without showing any signs of being infected by the virus or experiencing any vaccine-related side effects. This feat has piqued the interest of the scientific community.

According to The Guardian, the story was published in the medical journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases.

The 62-year-old man from Magdeburg, Germany, commented that he had a large number of vaccines for "private reasons," as noted by researchers from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. The team became aware of his case through a newspaper article and reached out to study his response to the numerous vaccinations.

Dr. Kilian Schober of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg shared, "We then contacted him and invited him to undergo various tests in Erlangen. He was very interested in doing so."

The researchers confirmed 134 of his vaccinations, involving eight different vaccines, through official documentation. They analyzed his prior blood tests and new samples as he continued to receive more shots.

"The observation that no noticeable side effects were triggered in spite of this extraordinary hypervaccination indicates that the drugs have a good degree of tolerability," remarked Dr. Schober.

The investigation revealed that the man's immune system was functioning well, with certain immune cells and antibodies against the Sars-CoV-2 virus present in much higher concentrations than those observed in individuals with just three vaccines.

"Overall, we did not find any indication for a weaker immune response, rather the contrary," reported Katharina Kocher, one of the study's lead authors.

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