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Vaccinated less likely to develop Long Covid

People who are vaccinated are less likely to develop Long Covid even if they catch the virus, a rapid review by the UK Health Security Agency reveals.

It looked at the available evidence to date from 15 studies around the world.

The findings suggest that while some who are jabbed catch Covid, vaccines reduce infection risk and illness, including symptoms like fatigue.

And unvaccinated people who catch Covid and get symptoms of Long Covid, do better if they then get vaccinated.

Vaccine effectiveness against most Long-Covid symptoms was highest in people aged 60 years and over

In people who already had Long Covid symptoms, it found that vaccines may improve rather than worsen Covid symptoms, either immediately or over several weeks

According to the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), around 2% of the UK population have reported symptoms of Long Covid, such as fatigue, shortness of breath and muscle or joint pain.

Symptoms like these can last for more than four weeks after the infection.

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Source: 15 February 2022


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