Association between COVID-19 vaccination and hair cortisol concentrations.

Publication date: Jan 31, 2024

Cortisol is a steroid hormone secreted mainly by the adrenal cortex and is associated with chronic stress levels in the body. Hair cortisol concentration (HCC) is a reliable index to assess human stress levels. So far, no study has reported whether COVID-19 vaccination is associated with the changes of HCC. Hair samples were collected from 114 college students at Hangzhou City University and Zhejiang University. Among them, 57 cases completed COVID-19 vaccination and others did not. HCCs were measured by the chemiluminescence immunoassay (CLIA). The psychological stress levels were evaluated using the Chinese College Student Psychological Stress Scale (CCSPSS). General information and adverse reactions of the subjects were collected by questionnaire. Compared with the vaccinated college students, the unvaccinated students had higher HCC levels in both A and B hair segments respectively corresponding older or six weeks before and newer or six weeks after vaccination (p

Concepts Keywords
Chinese Collected
Covid College
Newer Concentrations
University Cortisol
Vaccinated Covid
Hair
Hcc
Hormone
Psychological
Secreted
Steroid
Stress
Students
Vaccination
Weeks

Semantics

Type Source Name
disease MESH COVID-19
disease VO vaccination
drug DRUGBANK Hydrocortisone
disease MESH psychological stress
disease VO vaccinated
disease VO unvaccinated

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