Long Island Woman Tests Positive For Covid After Second Vaccine Dose

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A Long Island woman has tested positive for Covid-19 one month after receiving her second dose of Moderna’s vaccination for the virus.

Melanie Rosen, who is a secretary in Hewlett-Woodmere School District’s athletic department, told Pix11 News she contracted Covid-19 after attending a service for a friend’s father who died, gathering with about 10 people from out of state. She felt minor symptoms just a few days later and learned that several people she was with had tested positive for the virus.

“I was shocked,” she told reporters. “I’m the 4.9 percent that got Moderna and actually got Covid.”

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Moderna vaccine is about 94.1 percent effective after two doses based on clinical trials. The CDC reports the Pfizer vaccine was 95 percent effective in clinical trials, and Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine was 63 percent effective in clinical trials.

Though none will prevent a person from contracting the virus 100 percent of the time, health officials strongly recommend them because they help to lessen symptoms and prevent death from the virus. For those reasons, experts say that taking any one of the vaccines will help the country and the world on a path back to normalcy.

“As vaccines for other life-threatening diseases have demonstrated, the Covid-19 vaccines will help keep you and your family from getting seriously ill, even if you do get Covid-19, while reducing risk for others,” said Dr. Aaron E. Glatt, chair of the department of medicine and chief of infectious diseases at Mount Sinai South Nassau. “I encourage everyone to get vaccinated as soon as they are eligible.”

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