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Kentucky auditor tests positive for COVID-19 day after getting vaccine – WLKY Louisville

One of Kentucky’s top elected officials announced Wednesday that he has tested positive for COVID-19 a day after he received the first round of the vaccine.Auditor Mike Harmon said he got the test after his wife tested positive. He believes he may have been unknowingly exposed to the virus and infected either shortly before or after receiving the first dose of the vaccine on Monday.The vaccines that are approved require two shots.In a statement, he said he and his wife both have mild symptoms and are now self-isolating.”I still have full faith in the vaccine itself, and the need for as many people to receive it as quickly as possible…My family’s example underscores the need that we continue to advocate for our front line health workers, first responders, teachers and high-risk individuals to be vaccinated,” a statement read, in part.The CDC says it typically takes a few weeks for the body to produce what it is supposed to following the vaccination. Therefore, it is possible that a person could be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 just before or just after vaccination and then get sick because the vaccine did not have enough time to provide protection.Harmon said he and his family are thankful for the outpouring of support they have already received.The day he was vaccinated, several other state leaders were as well. He was joined by two Supreme Court justices and Secretary of State Michael Adams. Vaccines are offered to government officials to help ensure the continuity of state government and show bipartisan support for the vaccine, Gov. Andy Beshear said. He also received the vaccine.

One of Kentucky’s top elected officials announced Wednesday that he has tested positive for COVID-19 a day after he received the first round of the vaccine.

Auditor Mike Harmon said he got the test after his wife tested positive. He believes he may have been unknowingly exposed to the virus and infected either shortly before or after receiving the first dose of the vaccine on Monday.

The vaccines that are approved require two shots.

In a statement, he said he and his wife both have mild symptoms and are now self-isolating.

“I still have full faith in the vaccine itself, and the need for as many people to receive it as quickly as possible…My family’s example underscores the need that we continue to advocate for our front line health workers, first responders, teachers and high-risk individuals to be vaccinated,” a statement read, in part.

The CDC says it typically takes a few weeks for the body to produce what it is supposed to following the vaccination. Therefore, it is possible that a person could be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 just before or just after vaccination and then get sick because the vaccine did not have enough time to provide protection.

Harmon said he and his family are thankful for the outpouring of support they have already received.

The day he was vaccinated, several other state leaders were as well. He was joined by two Supreme Court justices and Secretary of State Michael Adams.

Vaccines are offered to government officials to help ensure the continuity of state government and show bipartisan support for the vaccine, Gov. Andy Beshear said. He also received the vaccine.

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