Suara.com – The longer time lag between the first and second injections for the AstraZeneca Covid-19 corona virus vaccine can provide stronger immunity.
Robert Peston, head of the JVCI for Covid-19 immunization Wei Shen Lim has been assessing the efficacy of a half or one dose of the AstraZeneca / Oxford vaccine and the length of time between the first and second vaccines.
The British government has welcomed Robert Peston’s analysis amid criticism for delaying the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.
The main cause of public concern is that the protection from the first injection of the vaccine may not be enough to reduce the harmful effects of the Covid-19 corona virus.
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According to Public Health England, there is evidence that a longer distance to administer the first and second doses of the vaccine will actually promote a stronger immune response than the AstraZeneca vaccine.
So that the head of the British medical officer also supported to delay the injection of the Covid-19 corona virus vaccine. However, there are different opinions from the scientific community.
An opinion published on British Medical Journal (BMJ) said that JCVI’s suggestion to delay injection of a second dose of vaccine to 4 to 12 weeks was not based on trial data.
“Although this assumption is useful for generating hypotheses. However, it is not a strong enough reason to delay the injection of the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine by more than 21 days,” the opinion was quoted as saying. Express.
In essence, the Covid-19 vaccine must be given first to people who are most susceptible to infection, one of which is medical personnel who have direct contact with corona virus patients.
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