California nurse tests positive for COVID-19 days receiving vaccine

California nurse tests positive for COVID-19 days receiving vaccine

- Health experts have continued to broaden their understanding of the coronavirus infection

- Dr Christian Ramers, an infectious disease expert, explains why it is possible for someone who has been vaccinated to contract COVID-19

- The coronavirus pandemic is one of the greatest health challenges the world has experienced

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A nurse in California who works in the Emergency Room (ER) has disclosed that he tested positive for COVID-19 more than a week after receiving the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine.

According to Reuters, the nurse, Matthew said in a Facebook post on December 18 that he had received the Pfizer vaccine.

California nurse tests positive for COVID-19 eight days after receiving vaccine
A volunteer participates in the COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial. Photo: Joe Raedle
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He, however, told ABC News affiliate that he became sick days after working a shift in the COVID-19 unit.

He said he experienced chills before coming down with muscle aches and fatigue.

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On December 26, he reportedly went to a hospital to get tested for the virus and tested positive.

However, health experts who weighed in on the case, said such an occurrence is not unexpected.

According to Dr Christian Ramers, an infectious disease specialist with Family Health Centers of San Diego, it is possible that Matthew was infected before receiving the vaccine.

He also explained that the vaccine clinical trials showed that it takes about 10 to 14 days for an individual to start developing protection from the vaccine.

Meanwhile, Femi Odekunle, a member of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) headed by Itse Sagay has died from COVID-19.

The Cable reported that Odekunle a professor of law died on Tuesday evening, December 29, at the COVID-19 isolation centre in Gwagalada, Abuja.

The news publication noted that though Boss Mustapha, the chairman presidential task force on COVID-19, stated that a good friend of the government passed away at 6:30 pm, he did not state if it's Odekunle.

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In another report, the novel coronavirus disease has claimed the life of 2 doctors in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.

Channels TV reported that this was disclosed in a statement issued on Tuesday, December 29, by the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA).

According to Anthony Ogunleye, chief press secretary to the FCT minister, 2 weeks ago a female doctor at Gwarimpa General hospital died, while a private medical doctor passed away last week.

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