Thanks to Will Todman for sharing his Breakthrough Covid experience:
“I tested positive for Covid-19 today – a breakthrough case. I’ve been fully vaccinated since May and as a result have only had very mild symptoms. I wanted to share my experience just in case it helps others detect if they might have it too. Also, get vaccinated!
I woke up on Sunday morning with a headache and a runny nose.
The runny nose isn’t unusual because I have allergies and this year seems to have been especially bad for that. And I assumed the headache was a hangover because I’m in not in my 20s anymore.
But then I woke up in the middle of the night with a sore throat on Sunday, so got a test on Monday. The rapid test came back negative but I got the positive PCR test results this morning. I felt a bit fatigued and groggy Mon. and Tues. but am already feeling better now.
The @_DCHealth were amazing and extremely diligent when they called me – carefully walking through my symptoms, everyone I’ve come in contact with, and explaining what I need to do now. They’ve already contacted everyone I could have exposed.
The frustrating and unnerving thing is that I don’t know when or where I got it. Others around me have tested negative and although I’d started going out and doing things again, I’ve been wearing a mask when inside and not actively eating/drinking.
All of this is to say, Covid is a crazy virus and although breakthroughs are extremely rare, they are happening. I’m lucky in that I caught this pretty early, am now isolating, and hopefully I won’t pass this on to anyone else.
If you aren’t vaccinated, please do it – my case has been so mild in comparison to what it could have been.
If you think you have a cold or a persistent headache, go and get tested! I’d recommend getting a proper PCR test if you can – the rapid one didn’t detect my case.
I should just make a caveat that I have no medical training and am only narrating my own experience here. Just because the rapid test didn’t pick up my case, it may be adequate/more accurate for other people! “
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