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An Ounce of Prevention Keeps COVID-19 Away

September 10, 2021 • 12:44 pm CDT
(Coronavirus Today)

The U.S. CDC confirmed on September 10, 2021, although most people with COVID-19 get better within the weeks following illness, some people experience post COVID-19 conditions.

A recent CDC study shows that adults with COVID-19 may experience ongoing health problems that can last four or more weeks after SARS-CoV-2 betacoronavirus infection.

These health problems may include shortness of breath, fatigue, difficulty concentrating (“brain fog”), headache, fast-beating or pounding heart, cough, joint or muscle pain, dizziness/lightheadedness, or mood changes, among other symptoms.

Even people who did not have significant COVID-19 symptoms days or weeks after they were infected can have post-COVID conditions.

The best way to prevent post-COVID conditions is by getting vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as you can, says the CDC.

Furthermore, the COVID-19 vaccines recommended for use in the USA continue to offer protection against severe illness, hospitalization, and death.

To find a vaccine provider near you, visit Vaccines.gov or a local pharmacy.

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