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Nurse contracts Covid-19 after being vaccinated


A nurse in #California tested positive for #Covid-19 more than a week after receiving #Pfizer #Inc’s vaccine, an ABC #News affiliate has reported, but a medical expert and the US drug maker said the body needs more time to build up protection.

#Pfizer “will review all available information on this case and all reports of any confirmed diagnosis following vaccination,” the drug maker said in a statement to #Reuters.

“#Based on our #Phase 3 safety and efficacy study, the vaccine provides some protection against COVID-19 within about 10 days of the first dose and substantially boosted after the second dose, supporting the need for a 2-dose vaccination series”, it said.

“Individuals may have contracted disease prior to or right after vaccination,” the statement added.

#Matthew W., an ER nurse at two different hospitals in the #San #Diego area, talked about receiving the #Pfizer vaccine on #Facebook. #Source: #Facebook

#Matthew W., 45, a nurse at two different local hospitals, said in a #Facebook post on #December 18 that he had received the #Pfizer vaccine, telling the ABC #News affiliate that his arm was sore for a day but that he had suffered no other side-effects.

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#Six days later on #Christmas #Eve, he became sick after working a shift in the COVID-19 unit, the report added. #He got the chills and later came down with muscle aches and fatigue.

#He went to a drive-up hospital testing site and tested positive for COVID-19 the day after #Christmas, the report said.

#Christian #Ramers, an infectious disease specialist with #Family #Health #Centers of #San #Diego, told the ABC #News affiliate that this scenario was not unexpected.

“#We know from the vaccine clinical trials that it’s going to take about 10 to 14 days for you to start to develop protection from the vaccine,” #Ramers said.

“#That first dose we think gives you somewhere around 50per cent, and you need that second dose to get up to 95 per cent.”

#But infectious disease experts have previously warned that while the a vaccine will prevent severe illness from the novel coronavirus, there is no guarantee it will prevent people from spreading the virus amongst the community.

“There’s still a high probability that even when we’re vaccinated we may get silent or symptom-free #Covid and we then might be able to theoretically pass it on to others,” epidemiologist #Professor #Mary-Louise #McLaws said this week.

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