Irondequoit DPW superintendent, family test positive for COVID for second time after being fully vaccinated

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IRONDEQUOIT, N.Y. (WHEC) — A breakthrough infection. Local Irondequoit Department of Public Works Superintendent Bob Kiley confirms he has coronavirus for the second time, this time after being fully vaccinated.

His wife and three young children also have the virus, leaving them all in isolation at home.

Kiley says even with another round of covid, he doesn’t regret getting the vaccine and says the symptoms aren’t as harsh this time around.

“When we first saw that positive it was just I hope that we are going to be better very soon,” Kiley said.

It’s been a rough few days for Bob Kiley and his family. Kiley first got COVID-19 in March 2020. He got the vaccine in February with his wife Sarah and now six months later the whole family is diagnosed with the virus.

“I’ve got COVID, I’ve got the vaccine and I hope that I will be on the mend faster than if I didn’t have the vaccine,” Kiley said.

Kiley said of his kids, ages 4,7 and 8, two of them have symptoms and the third does not.

On Sunday, Dr. Anthony Fauci said in an interview on Meet The Press that you can still get and transmit the virus to someone else even if you are vaccinated.

“Since no vaccine is 10%, there will be what we call breakthrough infections, that’s the bad news. The good news is that almost invariably that will be an infection that is either without symptoms or minimally symptomatic, which means the vaccine still protects extremely well against severe disease leading to hospitalizations and deaths,” Fauci said.

News10NBC asked Kiley if he agreed with that statement and he said he does.

“I can base that off of March 2020,” Kiley said. “I was fevering 102-103 and it was three days long. From sweating to bed to freezing. Here I’ve had a fever from 99.5 to 100.5 and I have had that the last three days and ultimately I haven’t gotten anywhere near those high fevers.”

Dr. Fauci is among many health officials urging those who don’t have the vaccine, to get the shot and help get the spread under control.

“It sounds like it’s prudent honestly,” Kiley said. “If we can curve it now and get it done and get back to where we were in the spring I am all for it, I don’t want to get sick, this isn’t fun let’s put it that way. You don’t want COVID.”