By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A discouraging new study from UPMC indicates that the existing COVID-19 vaccinations do not adequately help form antibodies for some who have compromised immune systems.READ MORE: Trick Or Treat 2021: Halloween Celebrations Across Western Pennsylvania
The antibody testing showed lower levels of antibodies in the blood of vaccinated immunocompromised patients.READ MORE: PWSA Joins Imagine A Day Without Water
According to UPMC, lung patients, in particular, had a poor response to vaccination, with only 22% producing antibodies.MORE NEWS: Former Secretary Of State Colin Powell Remembered As 'Patriot,' Trailblazer' Following Death
The hope is that the results will help direct alternative COVID-19 treatments for the immunocompromised.