Long covid: Coronavirus vaccines could cut the risk of enduring symptoms by two-fifths


Being vaccinated against the coronavirus can cut the risk of having long covid symptoms 12 weeks after the infection by 41 per cent



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28 September 2022

Being vaccinated against the coronavirus may reduce the risk of long covid with a breakthrough SARS-CoV-2 infection

Being vaccinated against the coronavirus may reduce the risk of long covid among people who catch SARS-CoV-2

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The risk of long covid may be considerably lower in people who catch the coronavirus after being vaccinated.

Daniel Ayoubkhani at the UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) and his colleagues looked at a random sample of people, aged 19 to 69, who tested positive for the coronavirus between April 2020 and November 2021.

The sample included 3090 people who had received a second dose of either the Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna or Oxford/AstraZeneca …

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