6,000 COVID-19 cases reported among the fully vaccinated
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Out of about 84 million fully vaccinated people in the US, the CDC has found roughly 6000 breakthrough infections of COVID-19.
That many cases may sound like a lot, but experts are actually encouraged to see that number out of 84 million fully vaccinated people.
Getting the shot doesn’t guarantee someone won’t get COVID-19 in the future. When it comes to preventing severe illness, so far the vaccines work.
“The fact that we only have about 6000 cases in the U.S.,” FGCU professor Robert Hawkes said. “From all the millions of people that have received the COVID-19 vaccine, I think really shows that this vaccine is working.”
That doesn’t mean those who have received the vaccine should ease up on safety measures. Doctors said it’s still important to get tested if symptoms are present and to keep practicing social distancing and wearing masks.
“Until we achieve higher levels of vaccinations throughout the country, I believe it’s very important to hold on a little bit longer to wearing the mask,” Dr. Alejandro Perez-Trepichio said. “And that we continue those measures along the side of being vaccinated.”
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