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People ask, can breakthrough Covid-19 cases lead to long-term side effects?

With breakthrough cases popping up among vaccinated individuals, people are wondering if they can suffer the long-term symptoms that come with some Covid-19 infections.

People that have had the virus can sometimes have symptoms that persist long after they’ve initially become infected ranging from shortness of breath to insomnia and brain fog.

It is estimated that 30% of people that are unvaccinated and come down with the virus suffer these long-term symptoms.

A small study published in Israel found that there were long-term side effects in healthcare workers who had breakthrough cases.

Symptoms included cough, fatigue and weakness that lasted more than 6 weeks.

The reason for lingering symptoms is currently unknown. Some experts believe they’re symptoms related to damage of the organs from an infections while others think the virus lingers and triggers an immune response.