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#Dec 30 (#Reuters) – A nurse in #California tested positive for COVID-19 more than a week after receiving #Pfizer #Inc’s vaccine, an ABC #News affiliate reported https://bit.ly/2L8iBel on #Tuesday, but a medical expert said the body needs more time to build up protection.

#Matthew W., 45, a nurse at two different local hospitals, said in a #Facebook post on #December 18 that he had received the #Pfizer vaccine, telling the ABC #News affiliate that his arm was sore for a day but that he had suffered no other side-effects.

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#Six days later on #Christmas #Eve, he became sick after working a shift in the COVID-19 unit, the report added. #He got the chills and later came down with muscle aches and fatigue.

#He went to a drive-up hospital testing site and tested positive for COVID-19 the day after #Christmas, the report said.

#Christian #Ramers, an infectious disease specialist with #Family #Health #Centers of #San #Diego, told the ABC #News affiliate that this scenario was not unexpected.

“#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,” #Ramers said.

“#That first dose we think gives you somewhere around 50%, and you need that second dose to get up to 95%,” #Ramers added.

(#Reporting by #Kanishka #Singh and #Akriti #Sharma in #Bengaluru #Editing by #Gareth #Jones)

#Our #Standards: The #Thomson #Reuters #Trust #Principles.

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https://news.trust.org/item/20201230100841-yixeq

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