Tests Available To See If Vaccination Is Working

The CDC estimates that three million Americans are getting vaccinated every day, and many independent labs are offering tests to help people know whether the vaccine actually created antibodies against the infection.

The blood test looks for an immune reaction to the “spike protein” present in the vaccine and the virus.

“It will give you some peace of mind, some reassurance, that there is a level of protection and that your immune system is having a positive reaction to the vaccine,” said Travis Noone with Test My Shot Labs.

Patients need to wait at least two to three weeks after the final vaccine, and the cost of the test, is around $130, which is not covered by insurance but can be paid for with healthcare spending accounts.

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