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Breakthrough Infections - COVID-19: An Update

  • October 21,2021
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Breakthrough Infections - COVID-19: An Update

Breakthrough infection refers to cases in which a person completely vaccinated against COVID-19 nonetheless becomes infected with the virus. A person is considered to be completely vaccinated if they have completed at least 15 days post the second dose of the vaccine.

Suburban Diagnostics had conducted a study over the period of 2 months (June 2021 and July 2021) and found that 0.96 % of completely vaccinated people tested at Suburban Diagnostics had breakthrough infections.

As a follow-up, we conducted the same study again for the month of September 2021 and found the incidence of breakthrough infections among completely vaccinated individuals had increased to 6.2%. 87.5% of these cases were in people above the age of 40.

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