Arizona lawmaker stresses COVID-19 vaccine importance after post-inoculation infection

An Arizona lawmaker says it could have been much worse for her had she not gotten vaccinated for COVID-19 before testing positive for the coronavirus this week.

Rep. Alma Hernandez, D-Tucson, said she tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, about 11 weeks after she received her second dose of Pfizer’s vaccine.

“Despite wide availability of vaccines, we must continue to take precautions to slow the spread,” she said. “It is up to all of us to work together to defeat this pandemic.”

Hernandez, 28, said she couldn’t smell or taste and had a fever and “horrible migraine.” She said
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