December 30 (Reuters)-An ABC News affiliate reported on Tuesday at https://bit.ly/2L8iBel that a nurse in California reported COVID-19 more than a week after being vaccinated by Pfizer. Positive, but a medical expert said more time is needed to establish protection.
45-year-old Matthew W., a nurse at two local hospitals, said in a Facebook post on December 18 that he had received a Pfizer vaccine and told an ABC News member that his arm was sore for a day, but nothing else pain. side effect.
The report added that six days later, on Christmas Eve, he fell ill after the COVID-19 crew went to work. He chilled and later fell due to muscle aches and fatigue.
The report said that he went to a test site that drove to the hospital the day after Christmas and tested positive for COVID-1
Christian Ramers, an infectious disease expert at the San Diego Family Health Center, told ABC News members that this situation is not unexpected.
Lammers said: “We know from clinical trials of the vaccine that it takes about 10 to 14 days to start to protect the vaccine.”
Ramos added: “We think the first dose can make you reach about 50%, and you need the second dose to reach 95%.”
(Editing by Kanishka Singh and Akriti Sharma in Bangalore, reporting by Gareth Jones)
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