PHILADELPHIA - Severe breakthrough cases of COVID-19 are still very rare, but some people who are fully vaccinated do end up testing positive for the virus.
After a trip out west, Claudia Gallego and Rick Rein returned home feeling sick. They both got the Moderna vaccine in April.
"It was shocking. It was a lot to process when we got the results I was willing to accept the possibility but two breakthrough cases seem unlikely," Gallego said
Four months after being fully vaccinated both Rick and Claudia tested positive for COVID-19. With cases rising and the City of Philadelphia asking people to mask up again these two are in isolation until the symptoms pass.
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"I am past the worst of my symptoms. I’m getting better since Sunday. I have some congestion and a little fatigued," Rein explained.
They believe they picked up the virus in transit and after alerting those they are closest to they are now trying to contact the transportation companies they used.
So while they are still struggling through fatigue and other symptoms, they're beyond thankful they are vaccinated and they're warning others to put safety first
"Stay masked, keep distanced this is not over," Gallego said.