Months after he was vaccinated against COVID-19, state Senate President Don Harmon is recovering from what he described as “mild symptoms” of the disease.
“I encourage everyone to get vaccinated and also to not let their guard down as we try to get back to normal,” Harmon said in a statement.
The senate’s top Democrat, who was vaccinated in spring, self isolated and sought testing after experiencing mild symptoms last week.
The diagnosis makes Harmon the first state senator to report a breakthrough case of the virus.
Breakthrough cases — when someone tests positive for COVID-19 after they’ve been fully vaccinated — have been on the rise in Illinois.
Harmon’s spokeswoman did not immediately return a request for comment on whether the Oak Park