The National Institute of Public Health (FHI) has been involved after seven vaccinated residents at a nursing home in Ullensaker have been diagnosed with corona. Two of them are hospitalized.
The first case of infection was revealed on Easter evening. Since then, the outbreak at the Gystadmyr residential and activity center in Jessheim has grown in scope, newspaper Dagbladet reported on Wednesday night.
The residents were diagnosed with the virus two months after they were vaccinated against the coronavirus with the second dose, municipal chief physician Laurence Jary-Vattøy said.
Three of the seven infected residents have been diagnosed with either the South African or the Brazilian virus variant.
The FHI says this is the first time they have registered an outbreak among vaccinated people of this extent. They are now working closely with the municipal chief physician to find out how the seven residents, who should have been protected, became ill.
Aavitsland: Hasn’t happened before
“A case where so many fully vaccinated people become infected and ill has not happened before,” chief physician Preben Aavitsland at the FHI told newspaper VG.
“We think it’s just bad luck, but we are considering all possibilities,” he added.
“We are left with several questions that we do not have the answers to. We are still far from getting an answer,” Jary-Vattøy told VG.
On Tuesday, the FHI sent a team to Ullensaker to go through the details of the outbreak together with the municipal chief physician.
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