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U.S. Congressman gets COVID-19 after receiving Pfizer vaccine

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A Republican member of the US House of Representatives, Kevin Brady, said on Wednesday he had tested positive for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) shortly before he was due to receive the second dose of the coronavirus vaccine developed by the Pfizer-BioNTech duo.
The vaccine’s regimen is two doses per patient 21 days apart.

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“Tonite the Office of House Physician informed me that I’ve tested positive for COVID-19 & am quarantined.

“As recommended, I received a first dose of the Pfizer vaccine Dec. 18 & also recently tested negative for Covid on New Years Day,” the congressman said on Twitter.
There are currently two coronavirus vaccines with the emergency use authorisation in the United States — Pfizer’s and the one developed by US pharmaceutical company Moderna, whose dosing regimen is also two full shots one month apart.

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On Sunday, Moncef Slaoui, the lead scientist in the United States’ COVID-19 response task force, said that the government pondered halving the doses for some people in a bid to speed up the vaccination process.

On Tuesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended against reducing the dosing.

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