Transmission potential of vaccinated and unvaccinated persons infected Delta variant in a federal prison

… The extent to which vaccinated persons who become infected with SARS-CoV-2 contribute to transmission is unclear

… a SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant outbreak among incarcerated persons

… high vaccination rates

… mid-turbinate nasal specimens daily for 10 consecutive days

… viral whole genome sequencing, and viral culture 

… (82%) were fully vaccinated

… No significant differences were detected in duration of RT-PCR positivity

… or in duration of culture positivity

… clinicians and public health practitioners should consider vaccinated persons who become infected with SARS-CoV-2 to be no less infectious than unvaccinated persons. These findings are critically important

… This study was funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

… This article is a US Government work. It is not subject to copyright