A person who was fully vaccinated against the virus that causes COVID-19 died of the disease in Texas, officials announced Friday.
One of the 15 deaths reported in Dallas County was an immunocompromised individual who had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine but was a solid organ transplant patient, Judge Clay Jenkins, the top elected official in the county, said in a statement.
“Immunocompromised individuals are still vulnerable to this deadly virus even after vaccination. If you have family members who are high-risk, it’s critical that you get the vaccine and avoid large crowds so that you can best protect them,” Jenkins said.
COVID-19 is the disease caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus.
Fully vaccinated refers to a person who has received two shots of the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines or the single-shot Johnson & Johnson jab, followed by a period of at least two weeks.
Roughly 5,800 Americans have contracted COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated against the CCP virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) told The Epoch Times on Thursday. The figures were for cases through April 13.
The federal health agency declined to provide a state-by-state breakdown.
Of the fully vaccinated people who still contracted COVID-19, 74 died.
But a CDC spokesperson said the figures were not unexpected, given that no COVID-19 vaccine provides more than 95 percent protection. As of April 15, more than 78 million people were fully vaccinated against the virus in the United States.