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The first person vaccinated in Canada, Gisèle Lévesque, still contracted COVID-19 two weeks after receiving her dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at CHSLD Saint-Antoine on December 14.
COVID-19 continues to spread at CHSLD Saint-Antoine despite the vaccination operation in mid-December. The first person vaccinated in the country, Gisèle Lévesque, was no exception.
According to the most recent data from the CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale, there are still 68 active cases among users.
The first person vaccinated in Canada, Gisèle Lévesque, contracted COVID-19 two weeks after receiving her dose, according to several media. She would have had symptoms, but is now better.
Since the start of the pandemic, 36 residents of the CHSLD Saint-Antoine have died of the disease and 95 workers at the facility have contracted it.
Offering the latest reminder that the COVID-19 vaccine isn’t 100% effective at stopping people from getting the virus, Democratic Representative Adriano Espaillat of New York announced that he had tested positive even after receiving the second dose of a vaccine. He’s now isolating at home.
“I received the second dose of the #COVID19vaccine last week and understand the affects take time,” Espaillat said on Twitter Thursday, without identifying which vaccine he got. “I have continued to be tested regularly, wear my mask and follow the recommended guidelines.”