NYTimes: Do Vaccines Protect Against Long Covid?
As a fourth shot rolls around, many people are curious if getting vaccinated (and keeping up with it) will help reduce the chances of getting long Covid, should they become infected. So far, studies in the United Kingdom suggest that those who are vaccinated are less likely to experience long Covid symptoms, or no significant difference between the two groups. Additionally, the amount of additional protection from long Covid due to a vaccine varies between studies. Although most evidence suggests that vaccines reduce the risk of long Covid, doctors still do not think that vaccines should be the only mitigation strategy that we continue to use throughout the latter stages of the pandemic. Nevertheless, vaccines have proven to be highly effective at preventing severe illness from Covid, and doctors urge people to continue to stay up to date. To read the full article, click here. To read more about COVID-19, click here.
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