Study: The risk of “long-COVID” is halved after two vaccine doses

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If you received two vaccine doses, the risk of long-term effects after getting the coronavirus is almost halved, a study from King’s College London suggests.

The researchers also believe that the risk of being hospitalized due to the virus is 73% lower and that the chance of getting serious symptoms is 31% lower among the fully vaccinated compared to those who only received the first dose.

The study, published in the medical journal The Lancet, states that “the risk of developing symptoms of illness for 28 days or longer after vaccination was approximately halved when two doses of vaccine were administered.”

“This finding indicates that the risk of long-COVID is reduced in people who have been fully vaccinated if you also take into account the already documented general risk of becoming infected, the study states.

The study looked at the information from more than 2 million people. 

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