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What is Long COVID?

Understanding your risk of getting it

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One of the most frightening aspects of COVID-19 now seems to be the potential that symptoms could linger after an infection. What is my risk of having long COVID if I become infected? And does being vaccinated change that?

Over the past year, there's been a flurry of research published about long COVID. Dozens of these studies try to estimate the risk of having lingering symptoms months after a COVID infection.

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