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Does the COVID-19 vaccine protect against long COVID?

Can you still get long COVID after vaccination? Discover what we know so far about long COVID and the COVID-19 vaccine.

Women and long COVID: the lowdown

Research suggests women are at higher risk of long COVID symptoms, such as fatigue and brain fog. Find out what we know so far about women and long COVID.

Can everyone have the COVID-19 vaccine?

Learn more about if there are some groups of people who can’t be vaccinated.

COVID-19: your guide to health risks after infection

Can COVID-19 cause diabetes, blood clots or problems during surgery? Learn what the latest science says about COVID-19 and your long-term health.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Symptoms, risk factors and treatment

COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a novel coronavirus. Most people will experience a mild to moderate respiratory illness but some people develop serious illness.

How to celebrate Holi safely during COVID-19

A fresh surge in COVID-19 infections in India means that Holi celebrations this year need to be small and a lot more low-key than usual. Here’s a list of steps you can take to celebrate Holi safely during coronavirus.

Exercise and long Covid

Can exercise help with long COVID symptoms? Discover how to exercise safely when you have long COVID.

When will I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Lots of countries have started vaccinating people against COVID-19. Find out how the vaccination roll-out is going in the UK, US and India.

Hair loss after COVID

Some people report hair loss after COVID-19. Here’s what you need to know about COVID-19 hair loss, including why it happens and if it grows back.

Children and long COVID

Children can get long COVID, too. Learn what we know so far, including the common symptoms and how to get treatment.

COVID-19 vaccines: all you need to know

COVID-19 vaccines – should you get a booster shot? Find out how COVID-19 boosters are targeting new strains of the virus, how they protect you, plus how and when to get one

Is it hay fever, COVID-19 or a cold? Spot the telltale signs

Blocked nose, sneezing and a cough – all symptoms of hay fever, but also signs you might have a cold or coronavirus. Check out the key symptoms of each, so you can easily tell what’s getting you down.

Does the COVID-19 vaccine cause infertility?

Find out whether the COVID-19 vaccine can make you infertile, if it’s safe to get it when you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, and how it can affect the menstrual cycle.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): What medication can I take?

Which medicines, if any, can you take to treat or prevent coronavirus?

Has COVID-19 put millennials off having kids?

A new poll by Healthily indicates that the Covid pandemic may have played a role in falling birth rates. Some 34% of the 1,000 25 to 35-year-olds surveyed said COVID-19 had made them realise they no longer wanted children.

What is a pulse oximeter and can it tell if I have COVID-19?

During the COVID-19 pandemic, some experts have recommended buying a pulse oximeter to use at home. Find out what a pulse oximeter is and what it can tell you about your health.

Is it long COVID or something else?

Long COVID symptoms can be similar to symptoms of other conditions. Find out how to get a long COVID diagnosis and what else could be causing your symptoms.

What to expect after having the COVID-19 vaccine

As people start to get the COVID-19 vaccine, discover the facts – including how safe it is and what side effects you might get.

Your long COVID treatment and recovery plan

Need help with long COVID treatment? Discover ways to manage long COVID brain fog, fatigue, breathlessness and low mood.

Hair loss and COVID-19: ‘I was shocked when I noticed it thinning in the mirror'

Hair loss after an illness is quite common, but few people talk about it. Anna, 28, explains how she noticed losing her hair after having COVID-19, and reveals the self-care tips that helped give her hair a new lease of life.

Long COVID — what do we know so far?

Long COVID is when you get COVID-19 symptoms for many weeks or months after being infected with coronavirus. Find out what the science says about long COVID here.

Do I have mild or severe COVID-19 symptoms – and how likely am I to get very ill?

How ill you get with COVID-19 can vary a lot. Learn the difference between mild and severe COVID-19 symptoms, and who’s at higher risk of severe illness.

COVID-19 vaccine side effects: Your questions answered

If you haven’t had a COVID-19 vaccine yet, you might be wondering about possible side effects. Learn the facts about the Pfizer/BioNTech, Oxford/AstraZeneca and Moderna vaccines here.

Coma

A coma is a state of unconsciousness where a person is unresponsive and cannot be woken.

Male condoms – are they the right contraceptive for you?

Get the lowdown on male condoms, including how these male contraceptives work, their advantages and disadvantages, and where you can get them.

Cough

A cough is a reflex action to clear your airways of mucus and irritants such as dust or smoke. Coughs may be dry or chesty and are classified as acute or chronic.

Colic

Find everything you need to know about Colic including causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, with links to other useful resources.

Scalp conditions that cause hair loss: symptoms, causes and treatment

Some skin conditions can affect your scalp, making it itchy and inflamed, and lead to hair loss. Learn about the symptoms of scalp problems that cause hair loss and how to treat them.

Coccydynia (tailbone pain)

Find everything you need to know about Coccydynia including causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, with links to other useful resources.

Common cold – the stages, symptoms and how to get rid of it

The common cold is very common. In this article we cover everything - symptoms, what works and what doesn’t and what you can try to feel better