Senator Forest-Niesing hospitalized despite her full vaccination against COVID-19 – .

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Senator Forest-Niesing hospitalized despite her full vaccination against COVID-19 – .


OTTAWA – Senator Josée Forest-Niesing is hospitalized after contracting COVID-19, despite having been fully vaccinated.

Her office says the Sudbury senator, 56, is no longer in intensive care and is hopefully on the mend.

He says she was fully vaccinated earlier this year.

So-called “revolutionary cases” of COVID-19 are rare.

Ontario reports that only 2.4% of COVID-19 cases reported since last December were in people who had received two doses of an approved vaccine at least 14 days before infection.

The province estimates that unvaccinated people are seven times more likely to contract COVID-19 than those who are fully vaccinated.

Among people 60 and older, the province estimates that unvaccinated people are 28 times more likely to be hospitalized due to COVID-19.

The Forest-Niesing office said the senator was “grateful for the messages of support she received and for the excellent care that the hospital and its staff provide to her.”

Forest-Niesing was appointed to the Senate of Canada in 2018. She is a member of the Independent Senators Group.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on October 22, 2021.

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