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California nurse tests positive over a week after receiving Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

A California nurse, who earlier received Pfizer Inc’s vaccine, has tested positive for the coronavirus more than a week after receiving the shot, ABC News reported. 

Matthew W., 45, who works at two different local hospitals, said in a Facebook post on December 18 that he had received the vaccine.

He told the ABC News affiliate that except for his arm that was sore for a day he had suffered no other side-effects.

However, six days later on Christmas Eve, he got sick after working a shift in the COVID-19 unit. He got the chills and later came down with muscle aches and fatigue.

He then went for a test to find that he was infected with the COVID-19 virus the day after Christmas.

Speaking to the ABC News affiliate, Christian Ramers, an infectious disease specialist with Family Health Centers of San Diego, described the scenario as unsurprising.

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