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A California nurse has tested positive for COVID-19 just eight days after receiving the vaccination.

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ER nurse tests positive for COVID-19 eight days AFTER he received Pfizer vaccine

  • San Diego ER nurse Matthew W. received the Pfizer vaccine on December 18  
  • He started feeling sick on Christmas Eve and went to get tested on December 26 
  • Matthew tested positive for the coronavirus but has since started feeling better 
  • And while it is surprising to many, it’s not unexpected, according to health experts who weighed in on the case
  • Dr Christian Ramers said: ‘It’s not unexpected at all. If you work through the numbers, this is exactly what we’d expect to happen if someone was exposed’
  • Ramers said Matthew could’ve had the coronavirus before he was vaccinated  

California nurse has tested positive for COVID-19 just eight days after receiving the vaccination.

ER nurse Matthew W., received the Pfizer vaccine on December 18, according to a post from Instagram.

‘Got my Covid vaccine! The 15 minutes afterward sitting around with a bunch of others while health care workers asked us how we felt made me think of an opium den. I’ll report back if I start to grow a third arm,’ Matthew wrote.

But on Christmas Eve, Matthew, who works at two different hospitals in San Diego, began feeling sick after working a shift in the COVID-19 unit.

Regulators of the Pfizer vaccine have found that the best immunity against coronavirus comes seven days after the second dose, which is given three weeks after the first, meaning there is a possibility that someone who had received the vaccine could still contract the virus within that time frame.

All patients need two doses of the vaccine to achieve immunity.

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