CDC: 7,157 Vaccinated Americans Have Contracted COVID-19, 88 Dead:
100% full protection is not promised so health officials and experts say the breakthrough cases are not a cause for concern.
“While there are breakthrough cases and they are not surprising, they are exceedingly rare and in no way undermine the value of mass vaccination. Moreover, the breakthrough cases are uniformly less severe, showing the benefits of even imperfect immunity,” S. Mark Tompkins, professor of infectious disease at the University of Georgia, said.
The CDC expects thousands of breakthrough cases to occur, a spokeswoman said. “Vaccine breakthrough infections make up a small percentage of people who are fully vaccinated.
CDC recommends that all eligible people get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as one is available to them.
CDC also continues to recommend people who have been fully vaccinated should keep taking precautions in public places, like wearing a mask, staying at least 6 feet apart from others, avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces, and washing their hands often,” she added.