Nurse tests positive for COVID-19 a week after receiving Pfizer vaccine

Nurse tests positive for COVID-19 a week after receiving Pfizer vaccine

- A frontliner in the United States has tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease

- The news circulated a week after the said nurse received the first shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

- Matthew W. said that he got sick on Christmas Eve and he later got chills and muscle aches

- Meanwhile, an infectious disease doctor provided an explanation regarding the abovementioned information

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A medical worker in California has tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease even though he was already given the first shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

KAMI learned that a certain Matthew W., who is working at 2 local hospitals, has contracted the virus about a week after getting vaccinated.

His Facebook post on December 18 was the basis of the information that he was given the first shot of the said vaccine, and that he did not suffer any side effects except a sore arm for a day.

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Nurse tests positive for COVID-19 a week after receiving Pfizer vaccine

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In an article published by Reuters, the said nurse got sick on Christmas Eve and he began to experience chills, fatigue, and muscle aches afterwards.

Inquirer.net also reported that Matthew managed to go to a drive-up hospital where he got tested for the virus. It turned out that he is positive.

Meanwhile, GMA News shared through a broadcast that an infectious disease specialist mentioned that the said situation is not “unexpected.”

He said that it will take several days for someone who received a vaccine to develop protection against the dreadful virus.

"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 of Family Health Centers of San Diego.

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The novel coronavirus disease has severely affected the lives of millions of people since December 2019. There are already more than 82 million confirmed cases around the world.

A few weeks ago, a 90-year-old woman received the first shot of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in the United Kingdom.

The United Kingdom also issued a warning to the public after a patient fell ill from Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

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