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Longer wait for second Pfizer vaccine dose ‘gives more robust protection from Covid’

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Posted: 23/07/21 - 10:27
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People who wait longer to get the second dose of their Pfizer vaccine mount a more robust immune response for long-term protection from Covid than those who bring their second jab forward, a major study has found.

The second dose of a Covid jab can be administered at any point three weeks after the first, and the Government now aims to get all second jabs within eight weeks of the first.

A study funded by the Department of Health and led by the University of Oxford has found a longer interval leads not only to more antibodies but also more T helper cells. Both are a product of the immune system but work in different ways and have opposing roles.

I Call True: Makes sense, I wonder what research would say about the booster jab and its efficiency towards the end of this year

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58 days
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This recommendation seems to change with the wind!
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makes sense, good to hear more, details of how the jab works.
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All guess work until the long term full testing is complete in about two years