A new study suggests that the COVID-19 vaccines can cut the risk of long COVID-19 symptoms in half for fully vaccinated people.
Can fully vaccinated people get long COVID-19 symptoms?
The new study — which was published in Lancet Infectious Diseases journal — found it was extremely rare for fully vaccinated people to get COVID-19 after full vaccination.
- And, the study said, the risk of getting “long COVID” — lingering coronavirus symptoms — was reduced by about half when people received full vaccination.
- Specifically, the study said people had a 50% less chance of having symptoms that last more than four weeks after getting vaccinated, BBC News reports.
The study included about 1 million fully vaccinated people from Britain, who had received vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna or AstraZeneca, according to The Washington Post.
The analysis came from data in the Zoe COVID Study, which tracks people’s COVID-19 symptoms and test results. Participants often submit their own information into the app.
What are common long COVID-19 symptoms?
In May, researchers from Stanford University reviewed 45 different studies that followed about 9,751 patients after they were infected with COVID-19. The researchers discovered there were a number of common long COVID-19 symptoms, including fatigue, shortness of breath and “an inability to concentrate, often referred to as brain fog,” according to CNN.