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Long COVID is a range of new, returning and ongoing health problems people can experience after they have had COVID-19.
Anyone who has had COVID-19 can develop long COVID, including people who have had mild or asymptomatic COVID-19. Long COVID symptoms can include fatigue, shortness of breath, “brain fog,” gastrointestinal problems and loss of taste and smell, among many others. Some people who developed COVID-19 early in the pandemic still have symptoms of Long COVID, more than a year after their initial infection. Tens of thousands of Americans are struggling to manage Long COVID while doctors and medical researchers are learning more about the condition and how to treat it.
In partnership with Resolve to Save Lives, an initiative of the global public health organization Vital Strategies, and other public health departments across the country, the Voices of Long COVID campaign is heightening public awareness of long COVID in order to help prevent it.
Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is the best way to prevent Long COVID.
Find a COVID-19 vaccination near you:
- Visit ourshot.in.gov or www.vaccines.gov
- Text your ZIP code to 438829
- Or call 2-1-1 or 1-800-232-0233
Learn more about Long COVID:
- CDC Post-COVID Conditions
- NIH Researching COVID to Enhance Recovery (RECOVER)
- WHO Definition of Post COVID-19