Vaccination protects against serious illness and the long-term effects of COVID-19. Even though the majority of people who become infected experience only mild symptoms or none at all, a proportion of those who become ill develop a severe case or experience long-term consequences.
30-year-old Pauline is very sporty and active. After contracting COVID-19, she suffered the physical and mental effects of the virus for almost three months. It seemed like an eternity to her, although others struggle with it for much longer.