Coloradans Test Positive for COVID-19 After Being Vaccinated
While I have used the word vaccinated in my vocabulary way more than I expected to, I truly thought that once vaccinated for COVID-19 you were in the clear, apparently, that is not the case. As two nursing home employees in Fort Collins tested positive for COVID-19 in March after both were fully vaccinated, according to 9 News. It's alarming to find out that you can be fully vaccinated and still contract COVID-19.
The Lemay Avenue Health and Rehab facility found a positive test occurred with one of their employees that was detected through surveillance testing. That employee was not vaccinated, at that point, further testing was done on all employees and four other staffers tested positive for the virus. Two of the total five employees that tested positive had received the full COVID-19 vaccine.
When Someone Contracts COVID-19 After Being Fully Vaccinated It's Called a "Breakthrough Case"
While I understand that the vaccine is not 100% guaranteed to stop you from contracting COVID-19 I just expected it to always work. Regardless, health officials reming people that positive cases among those who choose to be fully vaccinated is still expected, although rare.
Health Officials Are Closely Tracking All "Breakthrough Cases of COVID-19"
Health officials are paying close attention to all "breakthrough cases" of COVID-19 because they want to understand if it happens more in a certain age group or possibly a certain part of the state.
Since these "breakthrough cases" took place in March the Lemay Avenue Health & Rehab Facility has had all employees test negative for COVID-19.
Does this change your outlook on getting the COVID-19 vaccine?