U-BHD Vaccine Breakthrough Update


BUCKHANNON — The Upshur-Buckhannon Health Department is providing “vaccine breakthrough” case updates, which tracks these cases of COVID-19 from Sunday to Saturday each week.

U-BHD reminds it is important to understand that these numbers may need to be amended occasionally because they are sometimes unable to reach the patient until a later date after posting numbers for that week. Please keep in mind that case investigations and contact tracing will remain their “top priority.”

To be considered a vaccine breakthrough, the positive COVID case falls under one of these categories:

1. Has tested or develops symptoms more than 7 days after their first dose of a two-series COVID vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna)

2. Has tested or develops symptoms any time after receiving the second dose of a two-series COVID vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna)

3. Any time after receiving the J&J COVID vaccine.

August 2021 Vaccine Breakthrough Cases

Week of August 1-7

105 New Cases

80 unvaccinated

25 vaccinated

23.8% vaccine breakthrough infections

Week of August 8-14

154 New Cases

129 unvaccinated

25 vaccinated

16.2% vaccine breakthrough infections

Week of August 15-22

180 New Cases

161 unvaccinated

19 vaccinated

10.5% vaccine breakthrough infections

Also, Wednesday COVID Vaccine Clinics are now offered by appointment only from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Please call (304) 472-2810 to schedule an appointment to receive your choice of a Pfizer, Moderna, or J&J vaccine.

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