University of Minnesota Physician Discusses New CDC Data Surrounding Breakthrough Cases

Although data has shown that COVID-19 vaccination provides great protection against the virus, recent studies have shown that there are increasing COVID-19 infection risks for seniors who have already been vaccinated, also termed as “breakthrough cases”. At one of the highest infection rates in the United States, Minnesota is dealing with more common breakthrough cases, specifically for elderly and immunocompromised citizens. With the increase in breakthrough infections, medical professionals and physicians including Abraham Jacob, MD, MHA, Assistant Professor in the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine and Chief Quality Officer at M Health Fairview, continue to promote the need for everyone to get vaccinated, as it reduces the risk of serious complications from infection. To read more about the current breakthrough cases and current vaccination efforts, follow this link.