Officials in Texas reported Friday that a person who was completely vaccinated against the virus that causes COVID-19 died of the disease.
Judge Clay Jenkins, the county’s top elected official, said in a statement that one of the 15 deaths confirmed in Dallas County was an immunocompromised person who had undergone two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine but was a solid organ transplant patient.
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“Even after vaccination, immunocompromised individuals are exposed to this deadly virus. If you have high-risk family members, Jenkins advises getting the vaccine and avoiding big crowds to protect them as much as possible.
A individual who has been fully vaccinated has received two shots of the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines, or a single shot of the Johnson & Johnson jab, followed by a two-week waiting period.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) told The Epoch Times on Thursday that about 5,800 Americans have contracted COVID-19 despite being completely vaccinated against the CCP virus. Cases up to April 13 were included in the statistics.
The federal health agency refused to include a breakdown by territory.
74 people died after contracting COVID-19 despite being completely vaccinated.
The estimates, however, were not surprising, according to a CDC spokesperson, since no COVID-19 vaccine offers more than 95% safety. In the United States, more than 78 million people had been completely vaccinated against the virus as of April 15.
“To date, no unexpected trends in case demographics or vaccine characteristics have been identified,” the spokesperson said in an email.
“COVID-19 vaccines are safe and reliable, and they are a vital tool for containing the pandemic. Many of the vaccines currently available have been shown to be successful in reducing serious disease, hospitalizations, and deaths. We do predict thousands of vaccine breakthrough events, as we have seen with other vaccines.”
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky told members of Congress this week during a hearing in Washington that breakthroughs are often triggered by “failure of an immune response in the host.”
Others, she said, could be caused by circulating virus variants.
“This is something we’re keeping a close watch on. We’re reaching out to all of our state health officials, as well as our hospitals, to make sure that people who are diagnosed with a breakthrough infection, known as two weeks after the second or final dose, are reported so that we can track down the cases,” she said.