Fully vaccinated Hawaii health care worker contracts COVID-19, DOH says
Honolulu, HAWAII — A fully vaccinated health care worker on Oahu contracted COVID-19 a month after receiving the second dose.
That’s according to the state Department of Health’s latest COVID cluster report released Thursday.
Officials said the health care worker received the final vaccine shot in early January, then traveled to several cities on the mainland about a month later.
Before returning to Hawaii, the person and a travel companion took a pre-travel test. Both individuals tested positive, but neither developed symptoms and they did not spread the virus to close contacts, DOH said.
Health officials also said three cases of the highly contagious UK variant in Hawaii are tied to travel to Las Vegas.