An American nurse has tested positive for the coronavirus after being vaccinated with the American pharmaceutical company Pfizer and the German BioNTech.
A medical expert and Pfizer state that the body takes longer to build up protection after vaccination.
Pfizer “will evaluate all available information on this matter and any reports of confirmed diagnoses following vaccination,” the pharmaceutical company said in a statement. within about 10 days of the first dose and that protection is significantly enhanced after the second dose. “
According to Pfizer, the patient may have become infected with the coronavirus just before or after the vaccination. The 45-year-old California nurse, who works at two hospitals, said in a December 18 post on Facebook that he had received the Pfizer vaccine.
He had said in the media that his arm hurt for a day after the vaccination and that he had not experienced any other side effects.
Six days later, on Christmas Eve, the nurse fell ill after a shift in the Covid ward, a report said. He started to suffer from chills and later also muscle pain and fatigue. He then drove to a test street and was tested positive the day after Christmas.
Infectious disease expert Christian Ramers said such a scenario is not unexpected. “We know from the clinical trials with the vaccines that it takes about 10 to 14 days for you to build up protection from the vaccine,” said Ramers. you’re somewhere around 50 percent, we think, and you need that second to get to around 95 percent. “