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Covid-19: US Nurse Tests Positive Days After Vaccination

by Cynthia Nabwire
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A nurse in California, United States, has tested positive for Covid-19, slightly a week after receiving the Pfizer Inc coronavirus vaccine.

The 45-year-old nurse, Mathew W, works at two different hospitals.

In a Facebook post, he said that he had received the Pfizer vaccine, noting that his arm was sore for a day but suffered no other side-effects.

On Christmas Eve, he fell sick after a work shift in the Covid-19 unit.

According to him, he got chills and later came down with muscle aches and fatigue.

On 26th December, the medic was tested positive for the coronavirus.

Speaking to ABC News, Christian Ramers, an infectious disease specialist with Family Health Centres of San Diego, said that the scenario was not unexpected.

Ramers said: “We know from the clinical trials that it’s going to take about 10 to 14 days for you to start to develop protection from the vaccine.

“That first dose we think gives you somewhere around 50 per cent, and you need that second dose to get up to 95 per cent.”

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