A California nurse who received the COVID-19 vaccine for quite every week has tested positive for the virus, though doctors say the timeline isn’t unusual.
ER nurse Matthew W., who works at two different hospitals in San Diego, received the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine on Dec. 18, and initially reported arm soreness for each day, KGTV reported.
The 45-year-old nurse then felt sick after working his shift within the Covid-19 unit seven days afterward Christmas Eve.
The nurse was experiencing classic symptoms like fatigue, chills, and body aches. Two days later, Matthew got tested at a drive-up hospital and his results came back positive for the coronavirus, consistent with the outlet.
Dr. Christian Ramers, an communicable disease specialist with Family Health Centers of San Diego, told KGTV it’s an opportunity that Matthew contracted the virus before getting the shot since it takes about a fortnight for the primary dose of the vaccine to kick in.
“We know from the vaccine clinical trials that it’s getting to take about 10 to 14 days for you to start to develop protection from the vaccine,” Rammers said. “That first dose we expect gives you somewhere around 50%, and you would like that second dose to urge up to 95 percent.”
Rammers added that folks shouldn’t let their guard down albeit they’ve gotten vaccinated which they ought to still follow protocols like hand washing and wearing masks during the pandemic.
“You hear heath practitioners being very optimistic about it being the start of the top, but it’s getting to be a slow roll, weeks to months as we roll out the vaccine,” the specialist said.