A nurse from California tested positive for the deadly Coronavirus, just 8 days after he received the Pfizer vaccine.
According to media sources, Matthew W. reportedly received his vaccination on the 18th of December. Happy as ever, he shared the news via an Instagram post on social media. In the picture, Matthew surrounds himself with a bunch of other frontline healthcare workers.
However, his joy was short-lived as the 45-year-old began experiencing symptoms of the deadly virus on Christmas eve. Matthew is an ER nurse that carries out shifts in two separate hospitals in San Diego. He reportedly felt sick, right after working his shift at a COVID-19 unit.
Meanwhile, regulators for the Pfizer vaccination explain how the best level of immunity doesn’t come so soon. They went on claiming how it takes seven days after the second dose to actually produce a real benefit.
The second does is delivered three weeks after the first one, they claim. For this reason, they clearly stated how it’s very possible for anyone to contract the virus, despite receiving the vaccine’s first dose. Moreover, in this case, the time frame is of the utmost importance.
The officials concluded the hyped-up debate with how all patients need at least two doses for the vaccination. And only then can they expect to gain immunity.
On the other hand, Matthew mentioned to ABC News how he first started experiencing chills, right before coming down to muscle aches and great levels of fatigue. Therefore, he decided to visit the hospital and get tested for the virus, which came out positive.
While it may be surprising for many, it certainly wasn’t unexpected.And that’s exactly why health experts keep warning the public that they shouldn’t let their guard down, even after getting the vaccine.
In the same way, they emphasized health safety guidelines like social distancing, wearing masks, and frequent handwashing too.
One infectious disease expert concluded how Matthew most likely contracted the virus before he received the Pfizer vaccine.