You got your Vaccine,”GREAT” But 5,800 STILL got COVID April 16, 2021 Jose Gardens No Comments Health So Far, About 5,800 People Have Gotten COVID After Getting Their Vaccines, Says CDC Of an estimated 77 million people vaccinated, “So far, about 5,800 breakthrough cases have been reported to CDC. To date, no unexpected patterns have been identified in case demographics or vaccine characteristics,” the CDC told CNN via email. Says the network: “Some became seriously ill and 74 people died, the CDC said. It said 396—7%—of those who got infected after they were vaccinated required hospitalization. It’s the first indication from CDC of how effective the vaccine is in real life—and the first indication the vaccines do not protect completely against severe disease and death.” 40% of the Breakthrough Cases Were in People 60 Years and Older, Says CDC “Vaccine breakthrough infections were reported among all people of all ages eligible for vaccination. However, a little over 40% of the infections were in people 60 or more years of age,” the CDC told CNN. Dr. Fauci Explains How You Could Get COVID Even After Your Vaccine Dr. Fauci explained the reasons why a vaccine might not be totally effective. He first discussed primary vaccine failure, “when the body actually doesn’t mount adequate immune response for a number of reasons,” he explained, listing them as “immune status, health status, age medications you’re on, or something wrong with the vaccine storage delivery composition.” The next reason a vaccine might not work is that eventually immunity fades. “Secondary vaccine failure may occur when immunity fades over time,” he explained. This is essentially why we get the flu shot yearly. Third, he mentioned failure due to a mutation. “Now a vaccine may fail also if a person is exposed to a new or a different strain or a variant,” he revealed STAY Safe.