Quadruple-vaxxed 60-year-old man tests positive for COVID second time in 2 months

59-year-old male got vaccinated with the first two doses of Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in March 2021. He received the recommended initial (third dose) and 2nd (fourth dose) booster shots following the CDC guidelines. 

CDC strengthened its recommendation on the 1st booster shot for individuals who are 18 years and older in the end of November 2021, if they were 6 months after their initial Pfizer or Moderna series or 2 months after their initial J&J vaccine.

Following FDA’s regulatory action, on March 29 2022,external iconCDC updated its recommendations to allow all people over the age of 50 who received an initial booster dose at least 4 months ago to be eligible for another mRNA booster to increase their protection against severe disease from COVID-19. 
external icon, today, CDC is updating its recommendations to allow certain immunocompromised individuals and people over the age of 50 who received an initial booster dose at least 4 months ago to be eligible for another mRNA booster to increase their protection against severe disease from COVID-19. Separately and in addition, based on newly published data, adults who received a primary vaccine and b

The individual tested positive for COVID-19 for the first time at age 60, on August 15th 2022, and for the second time on September 24th 2022.  

In August he was experiencing very mild symptoms and started a course of Pfizer’s oral COVID-19 antiviral treatment, Paxlovid, while isolating and following all public health precautions. In September his COVID seemed to be asymptomatic. 

BA.5 was comprising over 80% of all variants detected by CDC in the US both times the individual was infected with the virus. In August, however, second leading variant was BA.4, the 3rd was BA.4.6 and the 4th was BA.2.12.1 while in the end of September 2nd most prevalent variant was BA.4.6 and the 3rd was rapidly gaining ground BF.7.

REFERENCES

https://twitter.com/AlbertBourla/status/1369734954498818052

https://twitter.com/AlbertBourla/status/1573765059540647936

https://www.pfizer.com/news/announcements/statement-pfizer-chairman-and-ceo-albert-bourla-testing-positive-covid-19

https://twitter.com/AlbertBourla/status/1559145992594784256

https://www.pfizer.com/news/announcements/statement-pfizer-chairman-and-ceo-albert-bourla-testing-positive-covid-19-0

https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#variant-proportions

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