Houston woman catches COVID-19 twice, once after being fully vaccinated, as hospitals see spike in patients
KPRC Click2Houston | PASADENA, TEXAS – The number of COVID-19 patients being treated continues to increase every day.
One local woman told KPRC 2 that she has tested positive for COVID-19 twice.
For the past nine days, she has been fighting the virus, along with pneumonia, at the HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast Hospital.
“I feel a lot better than I did a whole week ago,” said Deborah DeLeon. “I waited about six days in order to get a room because it’s so busy here also with all the COVID-19 patients.”
At 56 years old, DeLeon said she’s had a triple bypass and received a kidney but never experienced anything like COVID and pneumonia.
“Why did I get so ill after being vaccinated and how many other people are like me,” DeLeon said.
DeLeon said she has been receiving treatments of the drug, Remdesivir, which is helping speed up her recovery process.
Health experts are working to figure out how many people are getting the virus again after receiving the vaccine.
The spike in COVID-19 cases is causing hospitals and staff to work overtime.
Dr. Safi Madain, the Senior Regional Medical Director at HCA Houston Healthcare, said while hospitals are busy, they already have plans in place to help people who are not dealing with COVID-19 … READ MORE.