Merdeka.com – Research conducted by King’s College London, England, states that people who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 not only reduce the risk of contracting it but can also reduce the risk of getting long Covid.
The study showed that a small percentage of people who had received two doses of the Covid vaccine could reduce their symptoms if they were re-exposed by up to 50 percent.
These data were compared with those who had not received the vaccine.
To date, 78.9 per cent of people over the age of 16 in the UK have received two doses of the vaccine.
Some people who have been exposed to Covid recover within four weeks but some still experience symptoms months after contracting it. This phenomenon is called long-Covid. This incident can occur after the patient experiences mild symptoms of Covid.
The results of this study were published in the journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases. Researchers firmly state that vaccination can save lives and prevent serious illness, but the impact of vaccines on long Covid has not been widely studied.
In addition to revealing the impact of vaccines on long Covid, researchers in the UK also called for vulnerable groups to get booster vaccines.
“In the context of long Covid, the good news is that our results found that people who had received two doses of the vaccine had a lower risk of exposure to the virus and if they did, they were less likely to have long Covid,” said Dr Claire Seteves, who led the study.
UK Health Minister Sajid Javid said the vaccine saved more than 105,000 lives and prevented more than 24 million people from contracting it.
“It’s clear that vaccines protect against viruses and are the best way to protect people from serious illness. I strongly recommend anyone who can be vaccinated to get two doses of the vaccine as soon as possible,” Javid said. [pan]