DPH Releases Data on Covid-19 Vaccine Breakthrough Cases Highlighting Vaccine Effectiveness – CT.gov

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05/07/2021
CTDPH Releases Data on Covid-19 Vaccine Breakthrough Cases, Highlighting the Vaccines Effectiveness Against
the Virus
Cases
of fully vaccinated citizens contracting infection “very unusual”

Of the 1,467,189 individuals who have actually finished their vaccine series, 242 have been verified as contracting COVID-19. Of those, 109 (45%) had no signs of the disease..
3 deaths have occurred amongst the 242 vaccine advancement cases. All 3 people were validated to have actually had underlying medical conditions and were in the following age groups: 55-64 (1 ), 65-74 (1 ), and 75+ (1 ). Nationally, the CDC has actually reported a total of 132 vaccine breakthrough deaths.
” The main takeaway is that COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective and cases of infection after a person is fully immunized are very rare. The finest security versus severe health problem, hospitalization and death from COVID-19 is vaccination, and I highly advise all qualified Connecticut locals who have actually not yet gotten vaccinated to do so,” said Acting DPH Commissioner Dr. Deidre Gifford.
In addition to the general variety of breakthrough cases, DPH also revealed that of the 242 advancement cases:.

As Connecticut exceeds the 50% mark for Connecticut locals ages 16 and over who are now fully vaccinated, the Department of Public Health today launched data on vaccine breakthrough cases, which plainly show that the COVID-19 vaccines are extremely efficient at fighting the infection. So-called “vaccine development cases” occur when an individual who has completed their vaccine series ends up being infected with the COVID infection. The information reveal that cases of COVID-19 in totally vaccinated individuals are uncommon, with less than 0.1 percent of Connecticuts totally immunized individuals reported to DPH as having actually contracted the infection.

159 (65.7%) cases were among females.
58 (24%) cases occurred amongst persons residing in congregate settings (i.e.– retirement home, assisted living centers).
32 (13.2%) cases have been hospitalized.

The data show that cases of COVID-19 in totally immunized individuals are rare, with less than 0.1 percent of Connecticuts totally vaccinated individuals reported to DPH as having actually contracted the virus.

” The vaccine is our most powerful tool against COVID-19, but these rare circumstances of infection after vaccination are a reminder that no vaccine is 100% effective. As long as we continue to see cases of COVID in Connecticut, it is essential to continue making use of the other tools at our disposal: masking when indoors and in big outside crowds, hand washing, social distancing, and limiting gathering sizes when vaccination status is unknown,” added Acting Commissioner Gifford.

Nationally, the CDC has actually reported a total of 132 vaccine advancement deaths.

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