A health professional at the hospital in L’Aquila, Italy, was infected with the Brazilian variant of the new coronavirus Sars-CoV-2, even after receiving the vaccine from Pfizer / BioNTech. The new strain was identified during periodic examinations performed on all health operators and analyzed by the Abruzzo and Molise experimental zooprophylaxis institutes.
It is worth remembering, however, that the vaccines available today still do not have proven efficacy against the new variants and that, even vaccinated and without developing covid-19, a person can get the coronavirus and transmit it to other people .
Italian health authorities are making new detailed assessments, but believe the vaccine may have protected the patient from severe symptoms. The professional is asymptomatic and is in isolation at home.