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Immunize El Paso begins “Long-Covid 19” Campaign

EL PASO, Texas -- Immunize El Paso will be expanding its awareness campaign for Long-Covid 19. Their efforts include education about Long- Covid 19 side effects and a campaign to get more people vaccinated with the Covid-19 immunization.

Immunize El Paso says Long-Covid 19 is currently being researched and surviving Covid-19 is just the beginning.

They say, even a mild or asymptomatic Covid-19 infection can have dangerous long-term side effects.

Those side effects include:

  • Heart damage
  • Inflammation of the heart and sac around the heart- can affect heart function and lead to heart failure
  • Blood Vessel Damage
  • Clots in lungs,
  • Brain damage
  • Stroke and Encephalitis
  • Headaches, dizziness, and fainting
  • Pervasive cognitive, behavioral, and psychological problems- Anxiety or depression
  • Memory loss
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Sleep problems
  • Fatigue Syndrome
  • Damage to Kidney

According to a recent study from Penn State, researchers suggest more than half of individuals who've recovered from Covid have experienced some form of Long-Covid.

"It's important to get your first, second, or booster dose so that you are protected. Some people are still kinda on the fence, whether they want to get the vaccine or not. So, we encourage them to come in talk to us, or talk to your physician and find out about the benefits of getting the vaccination, so you don't experience the Long-Covid," said Daniel Acosta, Director at Immunize El Paso.

Doctors say these symptoms can persist more than 6 months after initial Covid infection.

"A lot of patients that have had Covid and say I just, you know, I don't have the same energy. What can we do doc? And the unfortunate part is that we don't have a lot of answers for these symptoms, so the best thing to do is to prevent it," said Sergio Alvarado Physician MD

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