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colinwalker
colinwalker

Unfortunately, the vaccination centre we've come to is only doing the Pfizer jab today so, having had the Astra-Zeneca vaccine, I can't get it done. I'll need to watch for when they've got an AZ day.

hutaffe
hutaffe

@colinwalker FWIW from what I heard the effectiveness is much higher with more time in between, but of course it would be great to be done with it quicker. We‘d be happy if we even got enough of anything over here 😅

colinwalker
colinwalker

@hutaffe For full effective there needs to be at least four weeks between the doses so I'm past that now.

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pimoore
pimoore

@hutaffe @colinwalker my wife told me about an article she read by an epidemiologist, who said our extending the second dose to 4 months was a great idea. She indicated the immune response is much higher with at least 12 weeks between doses.

hutaffe
hutaffe

@pimoore @colinwalker that’s why in Germany the time between was set to three months. They shortened it to 4 weeks recently and is widely criticized because the long term effectiveness is much lower that way. But it still works, of course.

pimoore
pimoore

@hutaffe @colinwalker Ours was originally 3 weeks per Pfizer and Moderna’s original trials, but was subsequently increased to 4 months. Part of that was due to not having enough initial vaccine supply so the idea was to get first doses into more arms, but conveniently this new data came out to support that move from a immunological perspective.

wfm
wfm

@colinwalker Az second jab is extended to 12-16 weeks in Ireland.