COVID-19 vaccines offering some relief to long-haulers

Professor Helen Rees speaks to #NewsLink about how the COVID-19 vaccine improves long haul symptoms. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - A discovery has been made as more people get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Not only have they protected themselves against getting infected with the virus, but those who previously suffered persistent side effects of the disease have shown that the jab has offered them some relief.

READ: Long COVID: Who is at risk?

However, if you’re currently sick with COVID-19, experts warn that you should probably delay your appointment by at least 30 days.

Helen Rees from the Ministerial Advisory Committee on COVID-19 said: "As you know, at the moment we don’t recommend that if you have active COVID disease that you get vaccinated at the time.

"We're suggesting in South Africa that you wait about 30 days and the reason for that is that your body is already really primed up. The immune system's really stimulated by the original infection... So we say to wait 30 days and then have the vaccine."


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