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1.3% of Canada?s COVID-19 cases had 1st vaccine: PHAC

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    1.3% of Canada?s COVID-19 cases had 1st vaccine: PHAC
    By Katie Dangerfield Global News
    Posted May 3, 2021 2:13 pm
    Updated May 3, 2021 3:19 pm

    Since the start of Canada?s vaccine rollout, more than 6,000 Canadians have reported contracting COVID-19 after receiving a first dose, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).

    Two hundred and three people were hospitalized and 53 people died of COVID-19 after receiving one shot of the vaccine, PHAC added.

    The data from PHAC breaks down how many COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations were reported after a person received the first dose of a two-dose series.

    The numbers show that a ?vast majority of cases are occurring among unvaccinated individuals, and supporting the benefits of the extended second dose strategy,? a PHAC spokesperson told Global News in an email.

    As of April 26, 6,789 people who had already received one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine were infected with the coronavirus, according to PHAC. Most of those cases ? 4,517 ? were reported within 14 days of the first vaccine dose. The rest ? 2,274 ? were reported more than two weeks after the first dose. This represents 1.3 per cent of cases reported since the vaccine rollout in December, PHAC said.

    The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are around 60 to 80 per cent effective in preventing COVID-19 infection three to four weeks after receiving a single dose, according to Ontario Public Health...