Michigan Department of Health says 246 “fully vaccinated” Michigan residents catch COVID-19, and 3 confirmed dead three weeks of completion of vaccination

Michigan Department of Health says 246 “fully vaccinated” Michigan residents catch COVID-19, and 3 confirmed dead three weeks of completion of vaccination

Just last month, three people in Hawaii who were fully vaccinated against COVID-19 got infected with the coronavirus. According to a report from the Hawaii news station, KITV Island News, three people in Hawaii who were fully vaccinated have now tested positive for COVID-19. The three individuals became infected after receiving both doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines. However, local health officials are still urging everyone to get jabbed.

Now, a new alarming report is coming from the State of Michigan. According to a report from The Detroit News, citing the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, “as many as 246 Michigan residents considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 were later diagnosed with the virus, and three have died, state officials confirmed Monday.”

The cases were reported between Jan. 1 and March 31, and the 246 had a positive test 14 or more days after the last dose in the vaccine series, said Lynn Sutfin, a spokeswoman for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, in an email. Lynn added:

“Some of these individuals may ultimately be excluded from this list due to continuing to test positive from a recent infection prior to being fully vaccinated.”

“These cases are undergoing further review to determine if they meet other CDC criteria for determination of potential breakthrough, including the absence of a positive antigen or PCR test less than 45 days prior to the post-vaccination positive test. In general, these persons have been more likely to be asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic compared with vaccinated persons.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC), the current vaccines are between 66 and 95 percent effective. This means that 5% to 34% may still get the virus if exposed. In the case of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, for example, 95% of people get immunity from the vaccine and 5% don’t. So, one out of 20 people could still not have immunity from the deadly virus.

In addition, the fact that you get the vaccines does not mean you cannot contract the virus.  Physicians say that the vaccine doesn’t necessarily prevent the coronavirus infection but it does lower the risk of hospitalization and severe symptoms.

This post originally appeared in Tech Startups

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