Being fully vaccinated lowers risk of developing long Covid by about 50%, large study suggests

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Digital generated image of multi colored peoples hands trying to catch Covid-19 Vaccine bottles against grey background.
Digital generated image of multi colored peoples hands trying to catch Covid-19 Vaccine bottles against grey background.
Andriy Onufriyenko

The reality of Covid-19 is not just that it has claimed the lives of millions of people worldwide, but that it leaves thousands of people – many of whom are young, previously healthy individuals – with debilitating symptoms that persist for several months after the infection has passed.

Known as long Covid, or post-Covid syndrome, the condition is described by the CDC as a wide range of new, returning, or ongoing health problems people can experience four or more weeks after their initial infection with the virus. 

But, according to a new study, the chances of developing the condition, which was previously said to affect 25 to 35% of people who develop acute infection, may be reduced after Covid vaccination.

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