NACI STANDS BY COVID-19 VACCINE DOSE DELAYS OF UP TO 4-MONTHS

Apr 07, 2021

By Bob Komsic

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The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) is standing by its recommendation to extend the time between vaccine doses up to 4-months.
Panel members say, based on supply, they expect the interval between the first and second shots to be less than that.

”Second doses should be offered as soon as possible after all eligible populations have been offered first doses, with priority given to those at highest risk of severe illness and death,” according to NACI.
The panel’s updated recommendation comes after its members reviewed the latest research, which aligns with NACI’s ”rapid” response recommendation┬álast month.
”The extended dose interval enables (essential) workers to get vaccinated sooner than they would have, at least with the first dose, than using the authorized interval,” says NACI vice-chair Dr. Shelley Deeks.
”We’ve actually prioritized those workers.”
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