Houston Health Department: 142 fully vaccinated Houstonians have tested positive for COVID-19 since January

Alonzo Osche

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — If you think receiving a vaccine means you’re completely immune from getting COVID-19, Houston health experts want you to review some startling new data. According to the Houston Health Department, over 100 residents in the city have reportedly still tested positive after they say they were […]

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — If you think receiving a vaccine means you’re completely immune from getting COVID-19, Houston health experts want you to review some startling new data.

According to the Houston Health Department, over 100 residents in the city have reportedly still tested positive after they say they were fully vaccinated.

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Since January, 142 Houstonians who either received both doses of Moderna and Pfizer vaccines or a single shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine still contracted the virus.

The report also rules out those who were said to have contracted the virus 45 days before their second scheduled shot date.

Although the information can be startling, additional data suggests this is a super rare occurrence. The Houston Health Department is reporting roughly 2.46 positive cases out of every 10,000 fully-vaccinated people. It is unclear if those who tested positive contracted the original strand of COVID-19 or one of the several new variants.

The Harris County/City of Houston COVID-19 Data Hub showed the Houston Health Department has counted 57,097 fully-vaccinated individuals through Sunday. The hub noted the count is for vaccines administered by sites by HHD.

ABC13 is waiting to hear back from officials at the Harris County Health Department to get a number on how often they’ve seen similar cases within surrounding areas in addition to the city of Houston.

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