Baton Rouge-As of Friday (April 2), 126 people in Louisiana have been classified as having COVID cases with a “breakthrough” vaccine-after being fully vaccinated, they tested positive for the coronavirus.
Health officials said on Friday that about half of the breakthrough cases were found during routine screening, and that these patients were asymptomatic at the time of testing.
A person has been fully vaccinated 14 days after receiving the second or second or only dose of vaccine.
State health officials said: “Remember, these vaccines are very effective-Pfizer 95%, Modena 94% and Johnson & Johnson 73%-all three vaccines are effective in preventing serious illness, hospitalization and death 100%,”.
“These ones [breakthrough] This situation rarely happens. “The state health official added.
Data on 126 vaccines, their ages, or specific information on which parts of the state had breakthrough cases were not immediately available on Friday.
“The COVID vaccine is safe and effective, and in clinical trials, a person can be vaccinated with a small amount of COVID positive cases. The trials of all three vaccines have shown 100% effective prevention of hospitalization and death. “, the state health official added.
However, the health department quantified: “No vaccine is 100% effective at 100%, which is why the establishment of protective herd immunity by expanding community vaccination is still a goal in Louisiana and nationwide. This is why we continue to emphasize this point until reaching the immunity of people wearing masks and the distance away from society are key tools to protect themselves and their loved ones from COVID.”
More than a week after the WBRZ investigation team first requested data from the Ministry of Health, the state released the so-called breakthrough cases on Friday.
“Even with these highly effective vaccines, it is still important to take common-sense protective measures before the cattle are immunized. This includes wearing masks, washing hands, keeping distance from society and staying home when sick. Masks are especially important because COVID variants circulating in hospitals are in the United States and Louisiana,” LDH said in a previous statement to WBRZ.
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