After receiving vaccine, State Auditor Michael Harmon tests positive for COVID-19

After receiving vaccine, State Auditor Michael Harmon tests positive for COVID-19
Kentucky State Auditor Mike Harmon. (Source: Michael Flynn, WAVE 3 News)

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WAVE) - One day after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, Kentucky’s state auditor has tested positive for the virus.

Mike Harmon says his positive test came one day after his wife, Lynn, tested positive after being notified that she had been exposed to COVID-19.

Harmon said he and his wife are self-isolating and have only mild symptoms. The Harmons say they plan to follow the recommendation of health officials and the CDC.

Although Harmon’s positive test came the after after he received the vaccine, he said " I still have full faith in the vaccine itself, and the need for as many people to receive it as quickly as possible.”

Harmon believes he was exposed shortly before or after receiving the first injection of the two dose vaccine on Monday.

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