A woman from Long Island, New York, has tested positive for COVID-19 after receiving both doses of the Moderna vaccine.
Melanie Rosen, a secretary who went to pay respects to a friend whose father passed away, believes she might have caught the virus at the gathering, PIX11 reported.
“There was probably at least 10 family members there,” Rosen told the news outlet. “I hung out for about an hour and a half without wearing a mask. I hugged each one.”
The family of her friend had traveled from various states to get together in Long Island.
Her nose was congested after a few days “and then my legs started to hurt me,” Rosen said.
She then called her friend and learned that three of the family members who met that day tested positive for the CCP virus. Rosen was informed that she also tested positive for COVID-19, and was instructed by a Nassau County Health Department official to isolate at home.
“I was shocked,” Rosen said. “I’m the 4.9 percent that got Moderna and actually got COVID.”
“You can still get it; you can probably still spread it,” she said.
None of the vaccine manufacturers have promised 100 percent efficacy.
Moderna officials didn’t immediately respond to a request by The Epoch Times for comment.
The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said earlier this week that new data from the CDC indicates that people who get COVID-19 vaccines don’t carry the virus.
“Our data from the CDC today suggests that vaccinated people do not carry the virus, don’t get sick, and that it’s not just in the clinical trials, but it’s also in real-world data,” CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky told MSNBC.
While none of the vaccines approved for use currently offer 100 percent protection from the virus, health officials continue to stress that vaccinations help to prevent serious cases. The CDC is recommending that fully vaccinated people still take precautions in public places, such as wearing masks, in addition to social distancing and avoiding poorly ventilated spaces.
Celia Farber contributed to this report.