The politician was vaccinated with a vaccine developed by Pfizer/BioNTech. He received a second dose before the inauguration.
Democrat Steven Lynch, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, fell ill with a coronavirus infection after two doses of the vaccine. Lynch’s communications director, Molly Rose Tarpy, made the announcement, CBS reported.
“So far, Mr. Lynch has had no symptoms and is feeling fine,” she said, noting that the congressman will go into quarantine and continue to work remotely.
The politician was vaccinated with a vaccine from U.S.-German developers Pfizer/BioNTech. He received a second dose before U.S. President Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20. At the same time, Lynch also tested negative for the coronavirus.
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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website says it takes time for the human body to develop immunity to the virus, so it is possible to get sick with COVID-19 immediately before or immediately after vaccination.
No vaccine approved in the United States by itself can provoke the disease, the Web site notes.
Earlier, it was reported that law enforcement officials in the United States launched an investigation into the death of a man shortly after being vaccinated against the coronavirus infection.