Alliance for Pandemic Preparedness

February 1, 2021

Post-Vaccination COVID-19 among Healthcare Workers, Israel



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Among 4,081 vaccinated healthcare workers in Israel, 22 (0.54%) developed laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 between 1–10 days (median 3.5) post-immunization. Among these 22 individuals, 13 were tested because they experienced symptoms including fever, chills, cough, headache, and sore throat. 11 people had suspected community-related exposure, 4 of whom were exposed before their vaccination date. Among symptomatic individuals, the median time between symptom onset and testing was 1 day. The authors argue that post-vaccination symptoms should not be assumed to be vaccine-related, and symptomatic individuals should be tested for COVID-19.

Amit et al. (Feb 1, 2021). Post-Vaccination COVID-19 among Healthcare Workers, Israel. Emerging Infectious Disease Journal.