Health officials in the state of Michigan announced that 246 fully vaccinated Michiganders contracted coronavirus from January to March, and three have died. “These are individuals who have had a positive test 14 or more days after the last dose in the vaccine series”, said Lynn Sutfin, a spokesperson for the state health department.
“These cases are undergoing further review to determine if they meet other (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) criteria for determination of potential breakthrough, including the absence of a positive antigen or PCR test less than 45 days prior to the post-vaccination positive test”, Sutfin said.
“It is important to reiterate that, while the overall numbers of potential breakthrough cases are low, the proportions of those symptomatic, hospitalized, and who died are all lower than those who were unvaccinated.” At the end of the day, follow the rules, stay safe, mask up, physically distance from others and don’t assume anyone is “covered” just because they have been vaccinated. The pandemic is not over, stay the course, stay well, and stay tuned!