The Minnesota Department of Health has identified “breakthrough” cases of COVID-19 in the state. That’s when a person who is fully vaccinated after the two-week period still gets infected. MDH spokeswoman Kris Ehresmann says of the more than 800-thousand people in Minnesota who have been fully vaccinated in the state, only 89 people contracted COVID:
“That’s well below one-tenth of one percent. An incredibly small number of cases. That dramatically illustrates how effective these vaccines are.”
Ehresmann says the 89 breakthrough cases is not surprising:
“The vaccine while very, very effective do not have 100-percent effectiveness rates.”
Ehresmann says of those 89 cases over half those infected were asymptomatic and that’s why it’s still important to follow COVID protocols so vaccinated people don’t pass it along to the unvaccinated.