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.

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The antibody testing showed lower levels of antibodies in the blood of vaccinated immunocompromised patients.

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According to UPMC, lung patients, in particular, had a poor response to vaccination, with only 22% producing antibodies.

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The hope is that the results will help direct alternative COVID-19 treatments for the immunocompromised.