OTTAWA — San Josie Forest-Nising is in hospital after contracting COVID-19, despite being fully vaccinated.
His office says the 56-year-old Sudbury senator is no longer in intensive care and is expected to recover.
It added that she was fully vaccinated earlier this year.
So-called “success cases” of COVID-19 are rare.
Ontario reports that just 2.4 percent of reported COVID-19 cases since last December involved people who had received two doses of an approved vaccine at least 14 days before infection.
The province estimates that non-vaccinated individuals are seven times more likely to contract COVID-19 than those who are fully vaccinated.
Among people age 60 and older, the province estimates that unvaccinated individuals are 28 times more likely to be hospitalized due to COVID-19.
Forrest-Nising’s office says the senators are “grateful for the messages of support they have received and the excellent care given by the hospital and its staff.”
Forrest-Nising was appointed to the Senate of Canada in 2018. She is a member of the Independent Senators’ Group.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published on October 22, 2021.