Taking measures to reduce your risk of getting COVID-19 will also reduce your risk of developing long COVID. One way to reduce the risk of developing long COVID is by making sure you are up to date with the recommended COVID-19 vaccinations. Vaccines lower your risk of getting COVID-19, hospitalizations and death. There is also research showing that for those that do get COVID-19, being vaccinated reduces the risk of developing long term symptoms. However, it does not reduce the risk completely.
In addition to staying up to date on all your recommended COVID-19 vaccinations, continuing other preventions strategies such as wearing a well fitted medical grade mask, social distancing, increasing ventilation, and washing your hands often are also good prevention strategies.