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COVID-19 Vaccine: More Than 140 Fully Vaccinated Oregon Residents Died After Receiving Pfizer Jab

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. (Photo: Getty Images)

State records say at least 143 completely vaccinated people in Oregon have died of COVID-19 despite getting the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

As of Oct. 14, more than 140 Oregon people died of the virus after getting two doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 jabs. According to the most recent data, the state has also reported 15,057 breakthrough infections and 562 breakthrough hospitalizations among Pfizer users since the start of the epidemic.

A vaccination record card is shown during a COVID-19 vaccination drive for Spring Branch Independent School District education workers Tuesday, March 16, 2021, in Houston. School employees who registered were given the Pfizer vaccine.(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

COVID-19 has claimed the lives of 72 people who got the two-dose Moderna vaccination. Officials also recorded at least 7,900 breakthrough cases and more than 330 breakthrough hospitalizations.

Since the outbreak began, 34 Johnson & Johnson recipients have died and 203 have been taken to hospitals. COVID-19 has been identified in 3,648 J&J recipients in total.

More Than Breakthrough 30,000 COVID-19 Illnesses Recorded

As of Thursday, health authorities in the state have reported more than 30,680 breakthrough COVID-19 illnesses. Breakthrough infections occurred at a median age of 48 among completely immunized persons.

Residents of nursing homes or senior living communities made up 3.8 percent of all cases. Patients aged 65 and older accounted for at least 25.1 percent of the cases, while minors aged 12 to 17 accounted for 2.5 percent.

The Oregon Health Authority has recorded more than 348,700 COVID-19 cases among the unprotected and vaccinated, with 1,093 new cases tallied on Sunday.

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New York Times said the state has recorded a total of 4,161 coronavirus-related deaths, with 26 of them reported on Sunday.

Health experts still urge Americans to get that jab. That is despite the growing incidence of breakthrough COVID-19 cases. Experts pointed out that vaccines are not totally 100 percent effective against the new coronavirus. However, they said avoid fatalities, hospitalizations, and severe cases  is still possible. 

People Will Always Be Susceptible To Infections, Diseases

Professor Lawrence Young, a virologist at the University of Warwick’s Medical School, told CNBC a proportion of people will always be susceptible to infection and disease.

Qatar studies claimed that Pfizer’s vaccine is above or close to 90% effective in avoiding hospitalization and severe illness against the more transmissible Delta form/

One dose of Moderna, according to Canadian research, provided 72 percent protection against symptomatic illness. However, with two dosages, the study is unable to quantify the protection.

The J&J vaccination gives 71 percent protection against hospitalization, according to South African research.

COVID-19 case counts and hospitalizations have been slowly declining across the country in recent weeks. The daily rolling average was 83,576 new cases as of Monday. Case rates in cold-weather states, on the other hand, have recently increased.

According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University, COVID-19 cases have increased by 10% in five US states since last week: Iowa, Oklahoma, Alaska, Vermont, and New Hampshire.

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