An individual who was absolutely vaccinated in opposition to the virus that causes COVID-19 died of the illness in Texas, officers introduced Friday.
One of the 15 deaths reported in Dallas County was an immunocompromised particular person who had acquired two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine however was a stable organ transplant affected person, Judge Clay Jenkins, the highest elected official within the county, mentioned in a press release.
“Immunocompromised individuals are still vulnerable to this deadly virus even after vaccination. If you have family members who are high-risk, it’s critical that you get the vaccine and avoid large crowds so that you can best protect them,” Jenkins mentioned.
COVID-19 is the illness brought on by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus.
Fully vaccinated refers to an individual who has acquired two pictures of the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines or the single-shot Johnson & Johnson jab, adopted by a interval of no less than two weeks.
Roughly 5,800 Americans have contracted COVID-19 regardless of being absolutely vaccinated in opposition to the CCP virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) told The Epoch Times on Thursday. The figures have been for circumstances by way of April 13.
The federal well being company declined to supply a state-by-state breakdown.
Of the absolutely vaccinated individuals who nonetheless contracted COVID-19, 74 died.
But a CDC spokesperson mentioned the figures weren’t sudden, on condition that no COVID-19 vaccine supplies greater than 95 p.c safety. As of April 15, greater than 78 million folks have been absolutely vaccinated in opposition to the virus within the United States.
“To date, no unexpected patterns have been identified in case demographics or vaccine characteristics,” the spokesperson mentioned in an e mail.
“COVID-19 vaccines are effective, and are a critical tool to bring the pandemic under control. All of the available vaccines have been proven effective at preventing severe illness, hospitalizations, and deaths. However, like is seen with other vaccines, we expect thousands of vaccine breakthrough cases will occur even though the vaccine is working as expected.”
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky instructed members of Congress throughout a listening to in Washington this week that in some circumstances, the breakthroughs are brought on by “failure of an immune response in the host.”
Others could stem from the virus variants which might be circulating, she added.
“We are keeping a close eye on this. We are reaching out to all of our state health officials as well as to our hospitals to make sure that people who are identified as a breakthrough infection, defined as two weeks after your second dose, or two weeks after your final dose, so that we can identify the cases that we’re having,” she mentioned.