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Over 130 in Switzerland contract Covid-19 after both doses of vaccine

Most of them were aged 80 and over.

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More than 130 people in Switzerland have contracted Covid-19 after receiving both shots of the vaccine, with 12 fatalities, according to the latest data provided by the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) on Monday.

From Jan 1 to May 14, 134 vaccinees were infected with the virus, most of them aged 80 and over. Of those infected, 27 people were hospitalised and 12 died.

The lowest number of Covid-19 infections after vaccination was recorded among those aged 20-29. In this age group, only one man and two women tested positive for the virus.

“Since most of the elderly have been vaccinated so far, the number of infections after vaccination is higher in older people.

“In addition, the effectiveness of the vaccine may decrease with age. We will closely monitor the developments,” a FOPH representative told Sputnik, adding that no Covid-19 vaccine is 100% effective against the virus.

So far, more than 1.1 million people, or roughly 14% of the population, have been inoculated in Switzerland.

The country has approved three vaccines developed by Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson, and is currently considering AstraZeneca’s application.

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