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Nurse gets COVID after getting the vaccine

An Asian American nurse says he tested positive for COVID-19 eight days after getting the Pfizer vaccine.

KGTV in San Diego which broke the story reports the story reinforces what scientists already knew, that the vaccine is not immediately effective and that its still important to wash your hands and follow all safety precautions.

Mathew W wrote on Facebook he began getting chills and experienced muscle aches and fatigue on Christmas Eve, six days after receiving the vaccine. He tested positive two days later.

“We know from the vaccine clinical trials that it’s going to take about 10 to 14 days for you to start to develop protection from the vaccine,” said Dr. Christian Ramers, an infectious disease specialist with Family Health Centers of San Diego. “That first dose we think gives you somewhere around 50%, and you need that second dose to get up to 95%,” said Dr. Ramers.

As the Daily Mail reports, so far two million Americans have received the vaccine. That’s a much slower rate than the Trump Administration had projected. At this rate more than three million Americans would need to be vaccinated daily to meet the government’s June deadline.

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