(Reuters) – A 45-year-old nurse in California tested positive for COVID-19, more than a week after receiving Pfizer Inc.’s coronavirus vaccine, ABC News affiliate reported bit.ly/2L8iBel on Tuesday.
Matthew W., a nurse at two different local hospitals, said in a Facebook post on December 18 that he had received the Pfizer vaccine, telling Aff News that he had a broken hand for a day, but that he There was no further damage- effect.
The report stated that six days later on Christmas Eve, he became ill after working in a shift at the COVID-19 unit. He got a cold and later came down with muscle aches and fatigue.
The report stated that he went to the drive-up hospital test site the day after Christmas and tested positive for COVID-19.
Christian Remarus, an infectious disease specialist at San Diego’s Family Health Centers, told ABC News that the scenario was not unexpected.
“We know from vaccine clinical trials that it’s going to take you about 10 to 14 days to develop protection from the vaccine,” Ramers said.
“The first dose that we think gives you about 50%, and you need a second dose to reach 95%,” Ramers said.
Reporting by Kanishka Singh and Akriti Sharma in Bengaluru; Editing by Gareth Jones