When I rececived my vaccination weeks ago, I volunteered to return for an antibody test. This will determine how the vaccine is impacting my body's ability to fight the virus.
I visited the same clinic in San Antonio's South Texas Medical Center yesterday afternoon for a blood draw. The clinic will forward my blood to a lab which will have my results in about a week. I'll share the results here once I receive them.
I'll mention again that I received the vaccine more than 14 days ago, with no recognizable negative side effects. I was a little sore for about a day at the place on my arm where the needle went in, but other than that I've felt great.
If you are one of the folks apprehensive about getting vaccinated against COVID-19, relax and go get the shot(s). As a physician from New York University aptly stated shortly after the J&J pause began, statistically you're more likely to get blood clots from acquiring COVID-19 than from receiving any vaccination.
Let's see if the results I receive indicate the vaccine is having its intended impact on my immune system, or if it sheds any light on whether I've even had the virus already during the pandemic.