Background and aim DM patients' antibody response after the COVID-19 vaccine is still unknown amid the COVID-19 vaccination rollout. This study aimed to explore the SARS-CoV-2 antibody response or seropositivity among DM patients following the COVID-19 vaccine administration. Methods We performed a systematic review of the literature consisting of observational or cross-sectional studies, which reported the antibody serology or seropositivity among DM patients by following the PRISMA 2020 guidelines. Results Eight studies with a total of 64468 patients were identified, and 5156 (7.9%) of them had diabetes. Most studies showed that antibody response and seropositivity in DM patients were lower than healthy population after one until four weeks following full COVID-19 vaccination dose. Conclusion The antibody response and seropositivity after the COVID-19 vaccine in DM patients were lower than in healthy subjects. Therefore, DM patients are expected to receive vaccines according to the dose and schedule appropriately and might be prioritized to receive vaccine boosters.

  • All age groups
  • Healthcare workers
  • Risk factor
  • Vaccine/vaccination
  • Efficacy/effectiveness
  • Administration
  • COVID-19