New rapid test measures if COVID-19 vaccinations are working

People who want the test will need a prescription

“For peace of mind — to know the vaccine was effective and working.” That’s why Shari Gold got blood drawn for a new test designed by Abbott labs — that measures whether COVID-19 vaccinations created antibodies to the coronavirus. The so-called Quant test is highly accurate — but health experts worry that people might think vaccines aren’t effective if they get a false negative.

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center is the only facility in New Jersey to offer the test to the public, starting next week. People who want the test will need a prescription.

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