Being fully vaccinated linked to lower risk of long Covid, diabetes and hypertension - study

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People waiting in line queued up for vaccination at Coronavirus testing or vaccine center. Covid-19 treatment point. Immunization point area.
People waiting in line queued up for vaccination at Coronavirus testing or vaccine center. Covid-19 treatment point. Immunization point area.
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By now, it's become clear that the Covid-19 vaccines authorised for use work very well at keeping people who develop infection from dying and out of hospital. But the benefits don't end there: fully vaccinated people are also less likely to have long Covid, as well as diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure) and heart disease.

These are the findings of a large analysis from the US that compared the risks among those who had breakthrough infections (getting Covid-19 after being fully vaccinated) versus those who were unvaccinated.

The risk of dying 90 days after a Covid-19 diagnosis was also significantly lower among the vaccinated group, the researchers reported in the journal Open Forum Infectious Diseases.

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