10 COVID-19 Delta cases linked to Foothills outbreaks were fully vaccinated: Hinshaw

10 COVID-19 Delta cases linked to Foothills outbreaks were fully vaccinated: Hinshaw

Ten people confirmed to have the COVID-19 Delta variant linked to two outbreaks at the Foothills Medical Centre were fully vaccinated with two doses before they contracted the illness. As of Tuesday, 16 patients and six staff on two separate units had tested positive for the variant. On Thursday, Alberta Health Services reported four more health-care workers had contracted COVID-19 linked to the two outbreaks, however, officials could not confirm whether they were Delta variant cases. Hinshaw said she didn’t have any updated statistics on the outbreak numbers Thursday. “What we’re monitoring now is whether or not they had, as we would expect, a milder course of illness. I don’t have data on the number that either had a single doses or no dose at all.” Hinshaw said officials have seen “a small number of people who have completed their immunization who can still go on to get ill.” “As we’ve talked about before, the vaccines are about 70 to 80 per cent effective after the first dose, 90 to 91-92 per cent effective after the second dose,” she said. …
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