Small portion of partially vaccinated Canadians test positive for COVID-19: PHAC – fr

Small portion of partially vaccinated Canadians test positive for COVID-19: PHAC – fr

TORONTO – About 1.3% of Canadians have tested positive for COVID-19 after receiving their first dose of a vaccine, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).

“As of April 26, 2021, a total of 6,789 cases of COVID-19 have been reported after receiving the first dose of the vaccine in a two-dose series,” a PHAC spokesperson told CTV News Toronto in an email press release.

Of more than 6,000 cases, 4,515 were reported within 14 days of the first dose and 2,274 were reported more than two weeks after, the agency added.

Millions of Canadians have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. On Monday, thousands of Ontarians secured a date for theirs.

“Clinical trials suggest that the efficacy after the first dose is [up to] 90 percent, ”said Ottawa epidemiologist Raywat Deonandan.

“This is great news” for people who have received at least one vaccine, said Peter Jüni, head of the COVID-19 science advisory table and epidemiologist in Ontario.

“You are much less likely to experience severe COVID, that’s great, but be aware that it’s only partial protection,” he added

Of the 2,274 people who said they contracted COVID after two weeks, 203 were admitted to hospital and 53 people have died.

However, Deonandan said Canadians shouldn’t panic.

“As we fight this epidemic, as the number of cases declines due to vaccination and other factors, later this year transmission will be so low that this tiny proportion of people for whom the vaccine failed will be not infected, therefore will not be infected. be infected. “

Cheyenne Scarlett is grateful that she was partially vaccinated with Pfizer, especially after testing positive for the disease in January when she was six weeks pregnant.

“It was hard. I was actually hospitalized for five days, ”she said.

She said she followed all safety precautions, but having children at home makes the transmission of COVID-19 more difficult to control.

Scarlett said she was relieved after receiving her first dose.

“I wanted that extra blanket and I’m pregnant too, so I wanted to make sure I protected my baby too.”

Scarlett will wait four months for her second dose, but says she doesn’t care about the gap if it means more people can receive their first.

“I think if we can protect a lot of people halfway, against half the people the whole way, we achieve more and create a little more herd immunity.”


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