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Fully-Vaccinated Individuals Test Positive For COVID In Breakthrough Infections

How are fully vaccinated people testing positive for COVID and what are their symptoms? Leading vaccinologists and infectious diseases experts answer your questions.

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COVID-19 vaccines have been out for months and they're now widely available. We discuss some of the new developments in breakthrough infections, fully-vaccinated individuals are infected, vaccines for children ages 12- 15, and concerns over CDC's updated guidelines on masks.

Guests are:

Dr. Gregory Poland*:

  • Professor of Medicine & Infectious Diseases, and Distinguished Investigator at the Mayo Clinic
  • Director of the Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group

Dr. Jill Weatherhead:

  • Assistant Professor in Tropical Medicine and in Infectious Disease at Baylor College of Medicine

*Dr. Poland is a paid scientific advisor for Johnson & Johnson/Janssen Global Services LLC. Dr. Poland is the chair of a Safety Evaluation Committee for novel investigational vaccine trials being conducted by Merck Research Laboratories. Dr. Poland offers consultative advice on vaccine development to Merck & Co., Medicago, GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi Pasteur, Emergent Biosolutions, Dynavax, Genentech, Eli Lilly and Company, Kentucky Bioprocessing, Bavarian Nordic, AstraZeneca, Exelixis, Regeneron, Janssen, Vyriad, Moderna, and Genevant Sciences, Inc. Dr. Poland holds patents related to vaccinia, influenza, and measles peptide vaccines. Dr. Poland has received grant funding from ICW Ventures for preclinical studies on a peptide-based COVID-19 vaccine. These activities have been reviewed by the Mayo Clinic Conflict of Interest Review Board and are conducted in compliance with Mayo Clinic Conflict of Interest policies. This research has been reviewed by the Mayo Clinic Conflict of Interest Review Board and was conducted in compliance with Mayo Clinic Conflict of Interest policies.

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