“Dr. Grove, I got COVID,” was the first thing she said to me when I returned her call. She has severe asthma and she was a bit worried. Fortunately, she did not have severe a case so the first thing she said did not worry me. It was the second thing she said that worried me. “I got my vaccine, too”. My next thought was that she must have contracted her infection between the first and second vaccine doses and, as if she read my mind and before I could ask, she concluded, “And I got my second dose in February.” Ugh. This means she got COVID even though she was fully vaccinated. That wasn’t the only call like this I got last week.
The second call was from someone who wasn’t feeling well. She called me to ask what she should do since she was exposed to someone who was known to have COVID. The person she was exposed to was fully vaccinated but had more than one child at home with proven COVID. She felt sick but assumed that it couldn’t be COVID because she was fully vaccinated. She didn’t get tested or quarantine and went to the party even though she didn’t feel well. Unfortunately she was wrong and tested positive a few days later after exposing multiple people.Continue reading “90 is not 100 and the risk of COVID after vaccination”