Sen. Lindsey Graham tests positive for COVID-19 despite being vaccinated

Sen. Lindsey Graham announced on Monday that he will quarantine for 10 days after testing positive for COVID-19, despite being fully vaccinated. 

Graham posted a health update on his Twitter account saying that he was informed by the House physician of his positive test result for the novel coronavirus. 

RELATED: COVID-19 delta variant as contagious as chickenpox, CDC internal docs warn

He said he feels like he has a sinus infection and is experiencing mild symptoms.

Graham said he was thankful that he is vaccinated. He explained that he started to experience flu-like symptoms on Saturday and went visited his doctor Monday morning. 

"I am very glad I was vaccinated because without vaccination I am certain I would not feel as well as I do now," Graham wrote on Twitter. "My symptoms would be far worse."

This story was reported from Los Angeles.