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Frequently asked questions about post-COVID

There’s still a lot we don’t know about post-COVID. That’s why numerous studies are being carried out, both in the Netherlands and abroad. You can find a list of ongoing and completed studies at government.nl .

COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a coronavirus. Fortunately, most people who get COVID recover. But there’s also a growing group of people who still have symptoms after three months. You can find information on the best ways to deal with these symptoms at:

Some people continue to experience symptoms for a long time after having COVID-19. If the symptoms continue for three months or more, post-COVID may be diagnosed. The symptoms such as fatigue, concentration and memory problems are the most common. You can find more information on government.nl .

There is a temporary scheme to provide paramedical recovery care to people with long-term COVID symptoms. Since 18 July 2020, paramedical recovery care is covered by basic health insurance. However, there is still a deductible to pay. The recovery care may include physiotherapy, exercise therapy, occupational therapy, dietary advice and/or speech therapy. You can find more information at c-support.nu .

We don't know enough about that yet. Research shows that a corona vaccination prior to the first corona infection may offer protection against the development of post-COVID. A large part of the population has now been infected. It is still unknown whether a corona vaccination also offers protection against developing post-COVID if people have already had corona. More research is needed for this.

There is currently no scientific evidence that vaccination can reduce existing post-COVID complaints or prevent a relapse. In some patients, the symptoms decrease, others report that complaints have worsened after the corona vaccination .

For more information about post-COVID, see: Post-COVID (long-term symptoms after corona) | Coronavirus COVID-19 | Government.nl