SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A fully vaccinated woman in her 70s contracted COVID-19, was hospitalized, and died, a San Diego County spokesperson said Tuesday.
The woman also had pre-existing conditions, according to the spokesperson.
According to the county, of the 1,677,291 persons fully vaccinated, there were 458 known post-vaccination infections. In addition, there were four known post-vaccination COVID-associated hospitalizations and one known post-vaccination COVID-associated death.
Infections once fully vaccinated are called “vaccine breakthrough cases.”
The CDC says vaccines are effective and are a critical tool to bringing the pandemic under control.
However, they point out no vaccines are 100 percent effective, and there will be a small percentage of fully vaccinated who still get sick, or hospitalized, or die from COVID-19.