February 26, 2021

COVID After Vaccination

One of the issues that emergency physicians are interested in is how effective the vaccines are, especially with several variants that are emerging.

If you have evaluated patients who have been fully vaccinated and now have presumed or confirmed COVID-19, please complete this form (it should take less than 2 minutes). A case is considered a vaccine breakthrough case when the patient is presumed or tested positive for COVID-19 more than two weeks after the completed vaccine series.

The data from your feedback will be used in aggregate to help inform additional resources and studies.

In addition to filling out this short form, please culture the patient and have the lab send the specimen to your local health department marked "suspected vaccine breakthrough."

This should help track geographic distribution of vaccine breakthroughs to discover trends in certain areas. It can take 3 to 6 weeks for samples to have genomic analysis, so the information you provide on this form can serve as an early alert system.

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