Vaccination Reduces Chance of Getting Long COVID, Studies Say
Vaccination against COVID-19 reduces the risk of developing long COVID and improves long COVID symptoms among those who were unvaccinated when infected, according to a new comprehensive review by the U.K. Health Security Agency. The review includes data from 15 U.K. and international studies, with seven studies examining whether COVID-19 vaccination before infection protects against developing long COVID and seven studies looking at the impact of vaccination among people who already had long COVID. One study examined both.
@prachi There is also evidence that unvaccinated people with long COVID who were subsequently vaccinated had, on average, reduced long COVID symptoms, or fewer long COVID symptoms than those who remained unvaccinated. The term 'long COVID' covers a wide range of post-COVID conditions and so we don't yet fully understand all the processes involved. The immune system is thought to play a role in symptom development in a significant number of cases, likely as a result of an overreactive and/or slightly misdirected immune response during the acute COVID infection