Mayo: Vaccines offer benefit against severe long COVID symptoms
August 25, 2023
Mayo Clinic is reporting an additional benefit of vaccination beyond protection from COVID-19 infection - a lower likelihood of severe symptoms if people end up with long COVID.
The study offers some of the first proof about a long-held assumption that vaccination reduces the severity of coronavirus infections, which then in turn forecasts whether people will suffer severe post-COVID symptoms.
Long COVID patients in the Mayo study were much less likely to have abdominal symptoms if they had been vaccinated, which is a big deal, said Dr. Greg Vanichkachorn, medical director of Mayo's COVID Activity Rehabilitation Program.