The U.S Has Started Administering Second Coronavirus Vaccine Dose

The U.S has started giving out the second coronavirus vaccine dose. Several states have tried to broaden the…
Second coronavirus vaccine dose

The U.S has started giving out the second coronavirus vaccine dose. Several states have tried to broaden the reach of the coronavirus vaccination campaigns. People that received the first dose of the vaccine are now receiving the second dose.

The second coronavirus dose helps to improve the efficacy of the vaccine. Many health practitioners and others who are at a higher risk received the Pfizer shots in December. It is high time they received the second dose. The second doses are to be administered 21 days after the first dose.

This second dose also has logistical challenges just like the first dose. This doses requires cold chain to be administered safely coupled with the challenge of making sure the second dose is given to the right people.

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In the United States, we are still struggling in many ways with our ability to simply get the vaccine into people’s arms, so the second dose adds further difficulties

Dr. Glenn Morris, director of Emerging Pathogens Institute at the University of Florida

The vaccines are becoming more available and there has been much progress in their distribution. This distribution still varies across the United States. There has not been any issue with people missing their second dose, however, experts maintained that it is early and they will test the possibility of a two-shot vaccine effort in some weeks.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Over 6.6 million people have received their first dose in the United States.  There has not been any national data on the completion level for the second shot.

If you’re having trouble keeping up with the crowds anyway, then it starts getting tricky and that reduces your ability to give a first dose to more people simply because you don’t have the logistics in place.

Morris

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