Health Tip of the Week, sponsored by Baton Rouge General: Why get vaccinated when I would survive COVID?

It’s a common question—“Why should I get vaccinated if 99% of those who get the virus survive?” Many believe the body will be able to fight off the virus, and symptoms will go away after a few days. What most people don’t know is just how damaging this virus can be to the heart, lungs and brain, even to the healthiest of individuals. In some cases, lingering symptoms like fatigue and shortness of breath can last for months. It’s worth pointing out that there’s a difference between just surviving and thriving.

Learn about more long-term effects of COVID and why it’s important to get vaccinated