Long COVID is a range of new, returning and ongoing health problems people can experience after they have had COVID-19.
Anyone who has had COVID-19 can develop long COVID, including people who have had mild or asymptomatic COVID-19. Long COVID symptoms can include fatigue, shortness of breath, “brain fog,” gastrointestinal problems and loss of taste and smell, among many others. Some people who developed COVID-19 early in the pandemic still have symptoms of Long COVID, more than a year after their initial infection. Tens of thousands of Americans are struggling to manage Long COVID while doctors and medical researchers are learning more about the condition and how to treat it.
A recent study from Israel, currently in preprint, found that people who received at least two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were 54% to 82% less likely to experience seven of the 10 most common long COVID symptoms than those who were unvaccinated.
Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is the best way to prevent Long COVID.
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I have a lot of debilitating nausea, dizziness and a racing heart. I can't comprehend words at timesIsaiah, age 26
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I really don’t know what’s going on with me or if I’ll recover…but right now,I’m fairly scaredRob, age 22
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