Headache is a prevalent symptom of COVID-19 and persists for 6 months post-infection


  • A meta-analysis reveals that up to 17% of individuals continue to experience post-COVID-19 headache during the first sixth months after SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Why this matters

  • Headache is a commonly reported post-infection symptom in COVID-19 survivors. This meta-analysis is the first pooled analysis on post-COVID headache and suggests that headache remains prevalent for the first 6 months post-infection.

  • The findings highlight the importance of identifying risk factors associated with post-COVID headache to enable timely interventions and better long-term care.