Exercise In Average, Healthy Individuals Not Impacted By COVID-19 Vaccination

A person riding a stationary bike.
UArizona CALS
In a new UArizona study, researchers find COVID-19 vaccination has no significant impact on healthy, physically active peoples' capacity for moderate to vigorous exercise. The lab of Dr. Richard Simpson lab studies the effects of stress and exercise on the immune system, and when the pandemic hit, began studying immune responses to SARS-CoV-2, applying the team's expertise in exercise and antiviral immunity. Simpson is also doing work funded by NASA to identify how exercise may affect astronaut immune function in long-duration spaceflights and extreme isolation.