Thousands of fully vaccinated Americans have contracted COVID-19, hundreds have been hospitalized, and 132 have died from the illness, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention records.
The health agency received reports of 9,245 positive coronavirus tests at least two weeks after complete vaccination, and 9 percent of those testing positive—835 people—were admitted to the hospital, The Epoch Times reported.
Nearly 30 percent of those hospitalized—241 people—had either no symptoms of the coronavirus or had been hospitalized for unrelated reasons.
The CDC’s statistics rely on voluntary reporting from state health agencies, and four states did not provide any information. The data accounts for cases, hospitalizations, and deaths through April 16.
“These surveillance data are a snapshot and help identify patterns and look for signals among vaccine breakthrough cases,” the CDC said in a statement. “As CDC and state health departments shift to focus only on investigating vaccine breakthrough cases that result in hospitalization or death, those data will be regularly updated and posted every Friday.”
The CDC said the numbers show the vaccine’s effectiveness.
During clinical trials, the Johnson & Johnson had 66.9 percent efficacy, Pfizer had 95 percent, and Moderna had 94 percent.
More than 100 million Americans have received the two-dose Pfizer and Moderna vaccines or the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
In addition to these positive tests, hospitalizations, and deaths, there have been 133,000 adverse reactions reported through the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System.
3,607 Americans have died after receiving the vaccine. Another 1,600 were permanently disabled and 8,500 were hospitalized.
But the CDC reports that “VAERS has not detected patterns in cause of death that would indicate a safety problem with COVID-19 vaccines.”
“A review of available clinical information including death certificates, autopsy, and medical records revealed no evidence that vaccination contributed to patient deaths,” the CDC said on April 27 in a statement.