The report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) documented these cases among 101 million people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in the country.
“Although vaccines authorized by the FDA (the Federal Food and Drug Administration) are highly effective, it is expected that new cases of this type will emerge, in particular before the immunity of the population reaches levels sufficient to reduce transmission even further. “Said the report, which examined the period between January 1 and April 30.
In that period, a total of 10,262 cases were documented at 14 days or more after complete immunization with the vaccines provisionally authorized by the FDA: Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson.
Of these cases, 6,446 (63%), occurred in women. The average age of the patients was 58 years.
Among the total number of discovered cases, 2,725 (27%) were asymptomatic, 706 (7%) were hospitalized for COVID-19, and 132 (1.3%) died for coronavirus-related reasons.
The rate of infections of vaccinated was then about 0.01%, hospitalizations 0.0007% and deaths are 0.0001%, which would mean that deaths from coronavirus can occur in vaccinated people, even if in a minimal proportion
The study was carried out during a period when the coronavirus was spreading exponentially in the United States, with some 355,000 cases reported in the last week of April alone.