Covid: Gap between Pfizer vaccine doses should be halved, say doctors | BBC News

The Pfizer vaccine is the one that should not have its makers' recommended inter-dose period lengthened. Read that again: NOT. In the UK originally we were to have the recommended three weeks between doses; it got changed by *politicians at around Christmas time to 12 weeks (viz the useless lying overpuffedout bumbling bin-bag who supposedly "leads" this country), which is egregiously long and was never recommended by the makers of the vaccine. So if you're offered a vaccine, just hope that it's the "Oxford-AstroZeneka" one, which can be taken up to 12 weeks after its first dose, or see if you can find out which is being offered down your way and act strategically.
Senior doctors are calling on England's chief medical officer to cut the gap between the first and second doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine.

Prof Chris Whitty said extending the maximum wait from three to 12 weeks was a "public health decision" to get the first jab to more people across the UK.

But the British Medical Association said that was "difficult to justify" and should be changed to six weeks.

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Wait! Oxford partnered with AstroZeneka? I didn't know this. I thought they were three different vaccines.
There are three, @DavïÐ Låzårµ§. The Oxford/AstraZeneca, The Pfizer/BioNTech, and the Moderna. Only the first two have been approved for use in the UK so far.
@Garry Knight - Ah yes. I forgot about Moderna. Still, I somehow thought that Oxford had its own. So, I guess that would have actually made four.
@DavïÐ Låzårµ§ I'm guessing that academic researchers ("Oxford" in the vaccination context means "Oxford University") always need to partner up with commercial enterprises, both to finance the undertaking and also to utilise their marketing expertise.
@Marysia Kurowski - Yes, Oxford University. I'll be hoping to get that one. Not sure it's available in the US though. Maybe now with Biden in office it will be.