This is apparent from a study by the RIVM, about which Trouw writes. The chance of residual complaints after an infection is high, both for vaccinated and non-vaccinated.
Nearly 9,200 Dutch people who tested positive at the GGD completed a questionnaire three months later. 1600 participants had not been vaccinated, the rest had had one or more shots.
There were fewer people in the group of vaccinated people with loss of smell and taste, but other long-term complaints were just as common in both groups. About half of the studied group still suffered from one or more complaints after three months. Fatigue was the most mentioned.
The comparison could only be made in people under 65, because people over 65 were already largely vaccinated at the start of the study. The study ran when the alpha and delta variants were dominant. Little is known about the consequences of the omikron variant on lung covid.
The RIVM does, however, have some concerns about the results, Trouw writes. International studies have shown different results on the effectiveness of vaccination against lung covid symptoms. More research is needed, the researchers say.
In addition, the control group (people who had not been infected) also included many people who suffered from complaints associated with lung covid. The group with complaints was twice as large among people who had become infected.
One of the people with lung covid is Bennie (51). He explains the problems that this causes: