One woman who managed to avoid being infected with the CCP Virus (COVID-19) received the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) one-shot vaccine only to discover she then got the virus.
Ashley Allen, 31, from Brooklyn, spoke to The New York Post by phone while quarantined in her Williamsburg apartment. She told her story of getting COVID 3 weeks after receiving the J&J vaccine three weeks earlier.
Allen was relieved when she could schedule a one-dose J&J vaccine appointment at the Javits Center on March 10, 2021. Her appointment was at 2 a.m. And though vaccinations were still unavailable to most New Yorkers, she was able to get a coveted early position as a wine and spirits distributor.
Although she had a brief fever the next day, the jab’s side effects were short-lived. After being vaccinated, Allen still wore a mask while she went outside and washed her hands regularly.
“On Wednesday, March 31, I started feeling like a scratch, a tickle in my throat of some sort. It was super dry,” she recalled. “Then I kept having this dry cough. It kinda felt like I had allergies.”
Debilitating exhaustion set in while her cough continued.
“It started getting really bad, to the point where I did go to City MD,” she said. “I thought I had Lyme disease. I spend a lot of time upstate.”
However, a rapid coronavirus test on April 4 and a second rapid coronavirus test on April 5 also revealed COVID. A more precise PCR test verified it. Allen said the City MD staffer was shocked after learning that she got the vaccine three weeks after the vaccine.
According to experts, her case is rare but not unknown.
Several reports of post-vaccine horror stories have surfaced in local news outlets around the country, but it’s unknown how many people have contracted COVID since getting the shots, which is defined as “vaccine breakthrough.”
“While there are anecdotal reports of New Yorkers who have had a positive COVID test 14 or more days after receiving their last vaccine dose, DOH is investigating these cases further to determine if they meet the formal CDC definition of ‘vaccine breakthrough,'” Jill Montag, a state Department of Health (DOH) spokeswoman, told The Post.
“It was not common in the clinical trials for patients to be symptomatic after getting vaccinated.” Bungay added.
In Washington, epidemiologists have confirmed that it has found 102 breakthrough cases out of the 1.2 million people who have been fully vaccinated since February 1. The Washington State Department of Health is also looking at two possible breakthrough events, both of which resulted in death.
According to Detroit News, two hundred forty-six people in Michigan have tested positive for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Virus known as COVID-19 despite being completely vaccinated against the virus. Three have died.
“The vaccine does not necessarily prevent you from getting COVID. It is prevented you from being hospitalized or dying from it,” Dr. Kris Bungay, a Manhattan primary care physician, told The Post. “That is why we all still have to be careful.”
The data released by the CDC’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) contains “information on unverified reports of adverse events (illnesses, health problems, and/or symptoms) following immunization with vaccines licensed in the U.S.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Moderna’s and Pfizer’s two-dose vaccines are 94% and 95% effective at avoiding new coronavirus infections, respectively. The single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine, though more convenient, only offers 66% protection.