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a nurse tested positive eight days after being vaccinated


The #San #Diego nurse was infected with the coronavirus just a week after receiving the first dose of the #Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. A not so surprising case, if we are to believe an infectious disease specialist.

#Matthew W., a 45-year-old #American, was one of the priority people for vaccination. #Unfortunately, this did not allow him to avoid being infected.

#Other similar cases

#On #December 18, this emergency room nurse from #San #Diego received his first dose of the #Pfizer vaccine. #But on #Christmas #Eve, as ABC #News reports, he tested positive for coronavirus. #Chills, muscle pain, great fatigue … #His symptoms left little doubt.

#Asked by ABC, the infectious disease specialist #Christian #Ramers, an infectious disease specialist at #Family #Health #Centers in #San #Diego, isn’t surprised by #Matthews’ case, and even says he’s seen other similar cases.

#Two doses needed

#Indeed, in view of the vaccine incubation period – of 10 to 14 days – the 45-year-old nurse probably did not have time to develop protection facing the virus. #Moreover, he received only one dose of the vaccine and the hypothesis of infection before being vaccinated also remains possible.

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#We believe that this first dose protects you about 50% and that you need a second to reach 95%“, recalls #Christian #Ramers. The similar cases he has observed concern most of the time other caregivers, who are highly exposed to the virus.

#And even if the vaccination campaign got off to a good start across the #Atlantic, with nearly 2 million people already vaccinated, the infectious disease specialist recalls that the epidemic is not behind us. #Consequently, a vaccinated person must imperatively continue to respect the barrier gestures.



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