October 15, 2021

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State health officials investigating possible COVID-19 cases in those who have been vaccinated

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New Hampshire state health officials confirm testing is underway on more potential “breakthrough” cases of COVID-19 in those who are fully vaccinated. Last week, New Hampshire reported three vaccinated patients tested positive for COVID-19. “We’ve definitely have had additional suspected breakthrough infections in our state that we are investigating and that we are likely to confirm and be counted so that number will definitely go up,” said Dr. Beth Daly, Chief Bureau of Infectious Disease Control.In a conference call with long-term care facilities, state epidemiologist Dr. Benjamin Chan said those rare cases are expected, especially with continued community spread. “That number will likely go up because we know that the vaccine is not 100% but that shouldn’t be a surprise,” Chan said. Health officials stress that people contracting COVID-19 after being fully vaccinated are less likely to be hospitalized, die or be as contagious to others. They asked care providers not to allow expected breakthrough cases to fuel vaccine hesitancy, instead to be vaccine ambassadors.”We want you to be on the frontlines of increasing vaccination uptake in our state so we can get through this together,” said Dr. Elizabeth Talbot, deputy state epidemiologist. State health officials said anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, even after being vaccinated, should be tested.

New Hampshire state health officials confirm testing is underway on more potential “breakthrough” cases of COVID-19 in those who are fully vaccinated.

Last week, New Hampshire reported three vaccinated patients tested positive for COVID-19.

“We’ve definitely have had additional suspected breakthrough infections in our state that we are investigating and that we are likely to confirm and be counted so that number will definitely go up,” said Dr. Beth Daly, Chief Bureau of Infectious Disease Control.

In a conference call with long-term care facilities, state epidemiologist Dr. Benjamin Chan said those rare cases are expected, especially with continued community spread.

“That number will likely go up because we know that the vaccine is not 100% but that shouldn’t be a surprise,” Chan said.

Health officials stress that people contracting COVID-19 after being fully vaccinated are less likely to be hospitalized, die or be as contagious to others.

They asked care providers not to allow expected breakthrough cases to fuel vaccine hesitancy, instead to be vaccine ambassadors.

“We want you to be on the frontlines of increasing vaccination uptake in our state so we can get through this together,” said Dr. Elizabeth Talbot, deputy state epidemiologist.

State health officials said anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, even after being vaccinated, should be tested.

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