LONG COVID: Can you get long COVID symptoms if you were vaccinated?

Do you suffer from long COVID-19 symptoms after receiving COVID and if you have been vaccinated? There is a new study that gives a clue.

The news: A new study from Israel has found that long COVID-19 symptoms are less likely in fully vaccinated people, according to Nature.

  • The study – which has not been peer-reviewed but is available on a preprint server – showed that those who had a COVID-19 infection and both doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine were less likely to experience long COVID-19 symptoms compared to those who were unvaccinated.
  • Vaccinated people were less likely to report COVID-19 symptoms than those who never received COVID-19, oddly enough.

What they say: “Here’s another reason to get vaccinated if you needed one,” co-author Michael Edelstein, an epidemiologist at Bar-Ilan University in Safed, Israel, told Nature.com.

More characters: A new study – published Tuesday in the medical journal Cell – discovered four factors that could suggest long-term COVID-19 infection, which I reported to Deseret News.

  • The factors are often found in those who later developed prolonged COVID-19 symptoms.
  • The four factors included viral load, presence of autoantibodies, reactivation of Epstein-Barr virus, and a patient with type 2 diabetes.

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