What is known about Long COVID?
There’s still a lot we don’t know about Long 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 .
How can I get better?
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:
What is Long COVID? And what are the symptoms?
Some people continue to experience symptoms for a long time after having COVID-19. If the symptoms continue for three months or more, Long COVID may be diagnosed. The complaints such as fatigue, concentration and memory problems are the most common. You can find more information on government.nl .
I have long-term symptoms. Should I get vaccinated?
Naturally, the decision about whether or not to get vaccinated is a personal one. Your personal state of health plays a role in that decision. If you have an underlying condition that increases the likelihood of severe disease, such as lung disease or diabetes, and you also have Long COVID, vaccination can cause a temporary decline in your condition. To date, no studies have shown that vaccination has a clear negative or positive effect on Long COVID in the long term. You can find more information about vaccinations and Long COVID at:
How do you become eligible for Long COVID support? And can Long COVID be treated?
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 .