(Washington) White House staffers who were fully vaccinated tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, including the final case, Biden executive spokeswoman Jen Zaki said Tuesday, without saying when the first contaminants will arise.
“A fully vaccinated White House official tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday,” he told a daily news conference.
Responding to a question about information provided by the US press, a spokesman later clarified that it was not a senior official and that the Biden administration had confirmed it. He says to reveal any positive case.
There have been other cases of people who have been vaccinated positively for COVID-19 among White House staff, and then he answered another question, without giving the exact number.
He said health regulations at the White House had not “changed” and that President Joe Biden had been “tested every two weeks.”
On Monday, a member of the Communications Committee of Democratic Party leader Nancy Pelosi in Congress tested positive for COVID-19, again after a full vaccination, elected officials said.
Drew Hummel, vice president of Nancy Pelosi, said the man had been in contact with a delegation of elected Texans who had come to Washington to campaign against electoral reform in their home state.
The reports come as the Biden administration is working to revive the vaccination campaign in a country where pollution is re-emerging due to the spread of delta diversity.
There will be cases of contamination of vaccinated persons, but “vaccines protect against serious forms of disease and death,” Zen Zaki assured Tuesday.