Psaki: Vaccines aren’t foolproof, 100% effective

White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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UPDATED 8:00 PM PT – Tuesday, July 20, 2021

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki confirmed a fully vaccinated White House official tested positive for COVID-19. The comments came during a press briefing on Tuesday, where Psaki said the official contracted the virus “off campus.”

The White House official, along with an aide for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), both tested positive despite both being fully vaccinated.

This comes after six Texas lawmakers, from the nearly 60 Democrats who went to Washington D.C., have reportedly tested positive for the virus. Reports mentioned at least one of the cases involving the two staffers could have been linked to the group of Texas Democrats.

“We certainly understand there will be breakthrough cases. Even vaccines that are incredibly effective are not fully proof,” Psaki stated. “They’re not 100% effective. We’ve seen that.”

Meanwhile, Republican have been criticizing the Texas Democrats trip to the Capitol for what they say could be a “superspreader” trip.

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