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Getting a booster after a breakthrough case

Doctors seeing impact of boosters lead to fewer vaccinated people hospitalized with COVID-19
Doctors seeing impact of boosters lead to fewer vaccinated people hospitalized with COVID-19
Published: Nov. 25, 2021 at 5:56 PM CST
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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) – As we head into the holidays, COVID-19 cases are popping up more than before. According to the CDC the 7-day average of daily new cases across the country has increased about 10 percent from last week.

The COVID-19 level of community transmission remains high across the country including in Minnesota.

According to Mayo Clinic, per 100,000 people, Olmsted County is averaging 82 new cases a day. For reference, Hennepin County is seeing 58 new cases per 100,000.

With more cases popping up, some are breakthrough cases. If you are vaccinated and have gotten COVID-19, you might be wondering when you should get a booster.

Dr. Raymund Razonable with Mayo Clinic says you are in the clear to get the booster as soon as you have recovered.

“The recommendation is as soon as you are okay and outside of your quarantine, you can get your booster,” he said.

But why is this? Here’s what Dr. Razonable had to say: “The immunity that you get from the vaccine is so much higher from getting the natural infection.”

For more booster shot information, click here.

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