The COVID-19 vaccines cannot grant total efficiency against the coronavirus, as the manufacturers themselves admitted from the start. Also known as breakthrough infections, cases of those infected with COVID after vaccination are relatively rare. They appear even in the case of receiving both doses of a vaccine for the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
According to BestLifeOnline.com, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has received reports of more than 5,800 people who got infected with COVID despite getting fully vaccinated. Our website has recently written an article about the subject, and you might have to worry more if you’re in a certain age group.
People over 60 years old are at the highest risk
Those who are over 60 years old are at the highest risk of undergoing a breakthrough infection, meaning getting ill with COVID at least two weeks after getting vaccinated. Pretty much anyone can deal with a breakthrough infection, but the CDC reveals that almost half (40 percent) of the patients were over 60 years old.
Perhaps even more interestingly, it turns out that “65 percent of the people experiencing a breakthrough infection were female.”
The CDC wrote the following, as cited by CNN:
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.
According to Bloomberg, over 206 million vaccine doses for COVID were administered in the US from a total of 872 million shots given across the world.
Sometimes after someone gets vaccinated for the coronavirus, he will face some mild side effects, which are signs that his body is building protection.
Worldometers.info claims that the US has exceeded 32.3 million COVID infections, while the death toll surpasses 580,000 deaths.