Emerging Infectious Diseases
Volume 27, Number 4—April 2021
Postvaccination COVID-19 among Healthcare Workers, Israel [PDF – 1004 KB – 3 pages]
S. Amit et al.
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) symptoms can be mistaken for vaccine-related side effects during initial days after immunization. Among 4,081 vaccinated healthcare workers in Israel, 22 (0.54%) developed COVID-19 from 1–10 days (median 3.5 days) after immunization. Clinicians should not dismiss postvaccination symptoms as vaccine-related and should promptly test for COVID-19.