California ER nurses test positive for COVID-19 one week after vaccination

A California nurse tested positive for Covid-19 more than a week after being vaccinated, although medical experts say the timeline is not uncommon.

Matthew W., an ER nurse working at two different hospitals in San Diego. On December 18, Pfizer received the coronavirus vaccine and initially reported hand pain for a day.

The 45-year-old nurse then fell ill seven days later on Christmas Eve, after working her shift at the Covid-19 unit.

The nurse was experiencing classic symptoms such as fatigue, chills and body aches. Two days later, Matthew’s drive-up was checked at the hospital and the result came back positive for coronavirus, according to the outlet.

Infectious disease specialist Dr. with San Diego Family Health Centers. Christian Mathews told KGTV that Matthew was infected with the virus before taking the pill, as it takes about two weeks to get the first dose of the vaccine inside.

“We know from clinical trials of the vaccine that it will take you 10 to 14 days to start vaccination protection.” Rammers said. “We think this first dose gives you about 50%, and you need to get 95% of the dose.”

Rammers added that people should not put their guards down even if they have been vaccinated, and should continue to follow protocols such as hand washing and wearing masks during an epidemic.

“You hear that health professionals are very optimistic about it being the beginning of the end, but from week to month the vaccine we roll out will be a slow roll.”