"Even vaccinated people with mild breakthrough COVID-19 infections can
experience long COVID with debilitating, lingering symptoms that affect the
heart, brain, lungs, and other parts of the body, new research shows.
The study of more than 13 million veterans also found that vaccination against
the virus that causes COVID-19 reduces the risk of death by 34% and the risk of
getting long COVID by 15%, compared with unvaccinated patients infected with
However, vaccines were shown to be most effective in preventing some of the
most worrisome manifestations of long COVID—lung and blood-clotting
disorders—which declined about 49% and 56%, respectively, among vaccinated
“Vaccinations remain critically important in the fight against COVID-19,” says
Ziyad Al-Aly, a clinical epidemiologist at Washington University in St. Louis,
and first author of the paper in Nature Medicine
“Vaccinations reduce the risk of hospitalization and dying from COVID-19. But
vaccines seem to only provide modest protection against long COVID. People
recovering from breakthrough COVID-19 infection should continue to monitor
their health and see a health care provider if lingering symptoms make it
difficult to carry out daily activities.”"
Via Rixty Dixet.
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