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Matthew, a 45-year-old male nurse from the US, tests positive for COVID-19 days after being vaccinated


#According to experts, these cases are nothing more than a reminder that vaccines are not a panacea; that stopping the pandemic will take time and that, in the meantime, the fundamental social health practices of maintaining social distancing, frequent hand washing and wearing masks must be followed.

#Los #Angeles (EU), #Dec 30 (EFE) .- A nurse who works in the emergency services of the #Californian city of #San #Diego, US, had given positive for COVID-19 just a few days after being vaccinated against that disease, #American media reported today.

The healthcare worker has been identified as #Matthew W., a 45-year-old male nurse, who received the first dose of the vaccine prepared by #Pfizer-BioNTech on #December 18.

#As the affected person himself confessed to the station KGTV, an affiliate of the chain ABC #News, the only side effect suffered after being inoculated with the vaccine was pain in the arm.

#However, six days later, after taking a shift in the emergency unit of his health center with COVID patients, he felt chills, muscle pain, and fatigue. A test at the hospital confirmed it was positive for SARS-CoV-2.

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#According to experts consulted by the chain, this case is not “something unexpected”, since vaccinated patients do not develop a decisive protection against the coronavirus immediately after receiving the drug.

#Clinical trials with the vaccine have shown that this immunization, which would reach 95 percent of those vaccinated, can be achieved days after receiving a second dose of the preparation which, in the case of #Pzifer, takes about 21 days to be inoculated again.

#In addition, since the incubation period for the coronavirus can be up to 14 days, it is also possible that the nurse had been infected before receiving the vaccine on #December 18.

#According to experts, these cases are nothing more than a reminder that vaccines are not a panacea; that stopping the pandemic will take time and that, in the meantime, the fundamental social health practices of maintaining social distancing, frequent hand washing and wearing masks must be followed.





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