Six fully vaccinated people came down with COVID-19 after an outdoor wedding in Texas – a small outbreak that, above all, underscores how effective US-authorized vaccines are against even variants of the virus.
Though the vaccines by Pfizer and Moderna may not knock out every COVID-19 case, especially now that the more infectious Delta variant dominates across the US, they are very good at preventing serious illness and death from COVID-19.
According to the preprint study from Baylor College of Medicine, only those who’d gotten an Indian vaccine (Covaxin) fell severely ill after the 92-person event near Houston, Texas, in April.
The wedding took place inside a “large, open air tent,” before the Delta variant was circulating widely across the US.
The study authors suspect that the Delta variant was introduced into the wedding by two patients who were traveling from India, and who had tested negative before boarding their flight, but developed symptoms once they landed in the US.