Q: What can be said about long-term effects of the vaccine that may take years to discover?
The potential long-term effects of vaccination will be monitored and released as time goes on, and it’s useful to compare what we do now know about the effects of disease. The short term effects of COVID are most have one to two weeks of illness, about 10% need hospitalization effects of COVID are most have one to two weeks of illness, about 10% need hospitalization and 1.5 to 2.5% die. We are still learning about the long-term effects of a COVID infection. Immunization prevents severe illness from COVID in the vast majority of patients.
Response by Jeffrey Kuhlman, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Quality and Safety Officer, AdventHealth