British study: Full vaccination reduces risk of long Covid

A man can be seen receiving a COVID-19 vaccination
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LONDON - A recent study conducted by King's College London has concluded that full vaccination against Covid-19 not only reduces infection, but also reduces the likelihood of an infection turning into long Covid, as reported by the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

According to the BBC, the results of the study showed a decrease of about 50 percent in the persistence of symptoms of Covid-19 for more than four weeks among people who contracted the virus after taking two doses of the vaccine.

It was added that most people with Covid-19 recover within four weeks, but some symptoms persist for months after the initial infection, turning into what is sometimes known as long Covid.

In the study, published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases medical journal, concluded that taking vaccinations has proven effective in preventing more serious cases of the illness, but the effect of vaccines on the length of the infection has not been confirmed to the same degree.

Dr Claire Steves, the leader of the research team, recommended that older people, who are more vulnerable to infection than others, receive booster doses of the vaccine.

78.9 percent of the United Kingdom’s population have so far received the full vaccine against Covid-19.

The UK also recently announced that it plans to send four million doses of the Pfizer vaccine to Australia, after an agreement was made between the two countries to exchange vaccines to confront the global epidemic.

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