Vaccinated individuals may be infected and transmit alpha variant of the novel coronavirus – Brazilian study

The finding is based on the genetic sequencing of strains from infected residents and employees of two nursing homes in Campinas, São Paulo state inland.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Two outbreaks of the alpha variant of the novel coronavirus show that vaccinated individuals may still transmit the virus and develop Covid-19, but that vaccination prevents severe cases.

The infected, with an average age over 70, were administered one dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine or two doses of the Coronavac. Only one death was registered, of an 84 year-old with Alzheimer's disease.

The study supported by FAPESP (São Paulo State Research Foundation) was published on the Preprints with The Lancet platform, still to be peer-reviewed.

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