Regular exercise could bolster the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccination

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Recent research published in BMJ found that regular physical exercise appeared to bolster the efficacy of Janssen’s (NYSE:JNJ) Ad26.COV2.S COVID-19 vaccine.

While the vaccine was 60.0% effective against hospitalization in individuals with a low activity level, efficacy climbed to 85.8% for those with a high activity level. Efficacy was 72.1% for individuals in the moderate activity group.

The research defined low activity as less than 60 minutes of at least moderate-intensity weekly exercise. Moderate activity levels ranged between 61 and 149 minutes of such exercise. High activity levels required at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise.

The study authors defined moderate-level activity based on having an average heart rate between 70% and 79% of maximum.

The study used activity data from wearable devices.

Researchers assessed individual…

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