We have not seen any infections more than 7 days after second dose of Pfizer vaccine. Approximately 2000 employees have completed 2 dose series. We also require reporting of all COVID-19 symptoms and exposures. We have not been testing asymptomatic exposures who have been completed vaccination more than 14 days ago.
Douglas M Wendland, MD, MPH
St. Luke's Occupational Medicine
I’m just sharing what we have seen to date in terms of COVID infection following vaccination.
To date, we have vaccinated ~8,000 healthcare workers in our organization (employees, medical staff, residents, etc) with two doses of Pfizer vaccine. All persons exposed, whether vaccinated or not, are required to call our COVID-19 hotline. We have been tracking vaccinated HCWs exposed to COVID-19 post-vaccination who meet the following criteria:
1) Report a close contact (i.e. household contact) exposure to COVID-19
2) Received final dose of COVID-19 vaccine 14 days or more from date of exposure
3) Completed PCR testing 4-7 days post exposure
To date, we have had 29 HCWs report exposure that meets this criteria:
We are following new CDC guidelines and do not require quarantine after close contact exposure if they meet the CDC vaccination criteria, are free of symptoms AND get PCR tested post exposure. We are requiring 7 day quarantine after international travel, regardless of vaccination status. Is anyone else seeing COVID infections 14 days or more post vaccination? Thank you!
JoAnn Shea, APRN, MS, COHN-S
Director, Team Member Health and Wellness
Tampa General Hospital
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