An Ounce of Prevention Keeps COVID-19 Away
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.