Could it be the case that a California nurse recently tested positive for COVID-19 could have become infected even a week after receiving Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine? Apparently, the drug maker has concluded that this could be the case as the body may need more time for the vaccine to have the full effect on the human’s ability to resist and fight SARS-CoV-2. Pfizer recently declared they “will review all available information on this case and all reports of any confirmed diagnosis following vaccination,” in a statement recently to Reuters.
A 45-year old nurse named Matthew W. reported on a Facebook post on Dec. 18 that he had actually received the vaccine jab and then told an ABC News affiliate that although his arm was sore, he experienced no real side effects.
However, just 6 days later on Christmas Eve, he became ill after working a shift in the COVID-19 unit, succumbing to chills, muscle aches and flu like symptoms. After visiting a drive-up testing facility at a hospital, he wound up positive for COVID-19.
Two-dose Regimen Needed
Apparently, the vaccine does afford protection in the first week to 10 days with the first dose and the company recently claimed much more after the second dose. This is clear evidence for the need for the two-dose regimen.
Because the body hasn’t built a full immune response yet and the need for the second jab experts believe that the scenario surrounding the nurse (Matthew) could happen again. The key is for health professionals to be very careful, vaccinated or not.