According to a report from ABC News on Tuesday, a nurse in California tested positive for COVID-19 more than a week after receiving a Pfizer vaccine, but a medical expert said that the human body needs more time 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. “From the clinical trials of the vaccine, we know that it takes about 10 to 14 days to start protecting the vaccine,” Ramers said.
“We think the first dose can get you around 50%, and you need the second dose to reach 95%,” Ramers added.