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New state data shows it’s extremely unlikely for people who are fully vaccinated to get infected with COVID-19. Continuing Coverage: Coronavirus in WisconsinAccording to the Department of Health Services, the chance is less than one in 3,000. Of the more than 1.8 million Wisconsinites fully vaccinated, so far 600 have still gotten COVID-19 — all mild cases. Experts say the 600 cases in Wisconsin are rare cases, where the vaccine didn’t stop the virus, only weakened its impact.They emphasize again that it’s impossible to get COVID-19 from the vaccine.Doctors say it shows the vaccines work very well and even those few cases have been mild or completely without symptoms. “I look at that as a ray of very good hope. We’ll always see some breakthrough disease but 600 is a pretty great number,” said Ann Lewandowski of Wisconsin Immunization Neighborhood.The vaccines arrived too late to help 52-year-old Mike Berry, of Brookfield.”He had his first meal today in three months of actual real food,” said Kari Berry, Mike’s wife of 26 years.She told WISN 12 News he’s starting his fourth month in intensive care at Froedtert Hospital, most of it in a coma on a ventilator.”You hit one thing and you try to get to the next. He went into heart failure and has had two heart surgeries, he was in kidney failure, liver failure, he’s still on a dialysis machine,” Kari Berry said.She lost track of how many times he needed CPR to keep him alive. Kari said Mike was healthy before contracting COVID-19 in January when it ran through the family and that he had no underlying conditions.Kari said people who are hesitant to get vaccinated need to take a long look at Mike.”You never think it’s going to be you. But you don’t know,” Kari Berry said. “But If we can do something to save people, to not have to have somebody go through this for their spouse or their children.”Mike is finally turning the corner. He still faces a long road to recovery but is off the ventilator and able to speak for the first time since January.”For the first time, he did it. It was maybe a few words. But that first time, I got to hear him say, ‘I love you.’ It was everything,” Kari Berry said.Kari and her kids who are old enough have all been vaccinated. A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help his family. Sign up for coronavirus email alerts from WISNGet breaking news alerts with the WISN 12 app.Follow us: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

New state data shows it’s extremely unlikely for people who are fully vaccinated to get infected with COVID-19.

Continuing Coverage: Coronavirus in Wisconsin

According to the Department of Health Services, the chance is less than one in 3,000.

Of the more than 1.8 million Wisconsinites fully vaccinated, so far 600 have still gotten COVID-19 — all mild cases.

Experts say the 600 cases in Wisconsin are rare cases, where the vaccine didn’t stop the virus, only weakened its impact.

They emphasize again that it’s impossible to get COVID-19 from the vaccine.

Doctors say it shows the vaccines work very well and even those few cases have been mild or completely without symptoms.

“I look at that as a ray of very good hope. We’ll always see some breakthrough disease but 600 is a pretty great number,” said Ann Lewandowski of Wisconsin Immunization Neighborhood.

The vaccines arrived too late to help 52-year-old Mike Berry, of Brookfield.

“He had his first meal today in three months of actual real food,” said Kari Berry, Mike’s wife of 26 years.

She told WISN 12 News he’s starting his fourth month in intensive care at Froedtert Hospital, most of it in a coma on a ventilator.

“You hit one thing and you try to get to the next. He went into heart failure and has had two heart surgeries, he was in kidney failure, liver failure, he’s still on a dialysis machine,” Kari Berry said.

She lost track of how many times he needed CPR to keep him alive. Kari said Mike was healthy before contracting COVID-19 in January when it ran through the family and that he had no underlying conditions.

Kari said people who are hesitant to get vaccinated need to take a long look at Mike.

“You never think it’s going to be you. But you don’t know,” Kari Berry said. “But If we can do something to save people, to not have to have somebody go through this for their spouse or their children.”

Mike is finally turning the corner. He still faces a long road to recovery but is off the ventilator and able to speak for the first time since January.

“For the first time, he did it. It was maybe a few words. But that first time, I got to hear him say, ‘I love you.’ It was everything,” Kari Berry said.

Kari and her kids who are old enough have all been vaccinated.

A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help his family.

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