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June 17, 2021 4:58 PM

Breakthrough COVID Cases Have Surfaced, Here’s What We Know

(June 17, 2021) When it comes to COVID, a vaccine breakthrough infection is defined at the detection of the COVID virus in a test sample collected from a person 14 days or more after they have been fully vaccinated.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), some vaccine breakthrough cases are expected. COVID-19 vaccines are effective in reducing the severity of symptoms and are a critical tool in getting the pandemic under control.

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