An Arizona State Representative says she has tested positive for COVID-19 even after being vaccinated.
In a statement released Wednesday night, Representative Alma Hernandez (D-Tucson, District 3) said she tested positive for the virus Wednesday.
Hernandez says she, "has taken COVID-19 very seriously and have worn my mask, washed my hands, and socially distanced."
She went on to say that despite those measures and being vaccinated she has come down with COVID-19.
Hernandez says her symptoms are mild and she plans to quarantine at home until next week.
I, unfortunately, tested positive for #COVID19 today. What sets me apart from millions of Americans who have come down with Covid is that I'm 11 weeks out since my @pfizer vaccine. Please do not let your guard down even after the vaccine. Read my statement below. Be safe. pic.twitter.com/ETbHqy24m1— (((Rep.Alma Hernandez MPH)))🧼🤚🏽 (@almaforarizona) April 29, 2021