Baton Rouge-As of Friday (April 2), 126 people in Louisiana have been classified as having COVID cases with a “breakthrough” vaccine-fully vaccinated and tested positive for the coronavirus.
Health officials said on Friday that about half of the breakthrough cases were discovered during routine screening and the patients were asymptomatic at the time of the examination.
A person has been fully vaccinated 14 days after receiving the second or only single dose of the vaccine.
The 126 cases of COVID even after full vaccination accounted for only a small percentage of the number of people who completed the vaccination series. According to the latest data, 782,1
State health officials said: “Remember, these vaccines are very effective. They are 95% for Pfizer, 94% for Moderna, and 73% for Johnson & Johnson. All three vaccines are effective in preventing serious illness, hospitalization and death. 100% effective.”
“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 at 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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