UK’s new COVID-19 vaccination plan prioritizes 1st doses. What does that mean?

  • Post author:
  • Reading time:1 mins read

In a major departure from vaccine rollouts around the world, the United Kingdom announced this week it would change its vaccine distribution plan to prioritize giving first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, even if it means delaying second doses.

Professor Sarah Gilbert of Oxford University, a lead researcher for the Oxford/Astra Zeneca vaccine, said that part of the decision to change the vaccine distribution plan was the severity of the outbreak in the U.K.

The safety and efficacy of the vaccine has not been evaluated on different dosing schedules as the majority of trial participants received the second dose within the window specified in the study design.

UK’s new COVID-19 vaccination plan prioritizes 1st doses. What does that mean? – ABC News (go.com)

Article submitted by, pccommentary.