From the “Not to be trusted” government, December 2020!
“COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine BNT162b2 is given after dilution as an injection of 0.3 mL into a muscle of your upper arm. You will receive 2 injections, given at least 21 days apart. If you receive one dose of COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine BNT162b2, you should receive a second dose of the same vaccine at least 21 days later to complete the vaccination series. Protection against COVID-19 disease may not be maximally effective until at least 7 days after the second dose“.
But now, doctors have written to ministers expressing severe concerns about the coronavirus vaccine schedule, warning that patients are at risk if they do not receive a timely second dose.
In a letter sent to the health secretary, the minister in charge of vaccines and the head of the NHS, doctors criticised the lack of guidance around the decision to change the period between doses of the Pfizer-Biontech vaccine from three weeks to 12 weeks.
Heads of the Doctors’ Association UK (DAUK), which represents frontline medics, have demanded immediate explanations of what steps are being taken to keep track of patients who have had the first dose because of fears that the follow-up could be missed.
“We must be clear that it is completely unacceptable to ignore the need for a second vaccination,” they said. “All studies confirm the need for this to provide reliable and lasting immunity. It must be noted that there is currently no data around the reliability of the immune response if vaccines are interchanged”.
The letter was sent on Monday to Matt Hancock, Nadhim Zahawi, Sir Simon Stevens, Chris Whitty, the chief medical officer for England, and other figures responsible for the UK’s mass vaccination programme. DAUK has not yet received a reply.
“We are concerned that there are no clear plans to follow up and monitor the immunity of these patients, to ensure the 12-week booster will be adequate, given that this schedule goes against the advice of both the manufacturer and WHO”.
They called for a government guarantee that all patients will be given their second immunisations by 12 weeks “at the absolute latest” with the same brand of vaccine they initially received.