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Nurse test positive for COVID-19 after receiving vaccine

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A 45-year-old nurse in California has tested positive for Covid-19 after receiving Pfizer Inc’s coronavirus vaccine, an ABC News affiliate reported Tuesday.

Matthew, 45, a nurse at two local hospitals, said on Facebook on Dec. 18 that he had received the Pfizer vaccine.

He then said in an interview that his arm was sore for a day, but he had no other side effects.

He fell ill six days later after working a shift in the Covid-19 unit on Christmas Eve, reports Reuters. He got a cold fever and later muscle aches and fatigue.

He tested positive the day after Christmas. Reuters reports Christian Ramers, a specialist in infectious diseases at Family Health Centers of San Diego, said this is not unexpected.

“We know from clinical trials of the vaccine that it will take about 10 to 14 days for someone to start developing protection,” Ramers said.

“We think the first dose gives you about 50% protection, and you need a second dose to get up to 95% protection,” Ramers was quoted as saying by ABC News.

The nurse reportedly feels better since his symptoms peaked on Christmas day. However, he is still tired.

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