During a recent analysis, the Ministry “discovered that some persons had received the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine earlier than the 21 day requirement,” so “34 people who received the vaccine in Phase 1 have been identified and will be given a third dose of the vaccine.”
This was included in the statement releasing today’s test results, with the Government saying, “During a recent analysis of the vaccination data, the Ministry of Health discovered that some persons had received the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine earlier than the 21 day requirement. These individuals have been contacted by the Vaccination Centres, and a third vaccine will be offered to them 21 days after the second dose.”
“According to the Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Ayoola Oyinloye, 34 people who received the vaccine in Phase 1 have been identified and will be given a third dose of the vaccine.
“The vaccine guidance is that for full immunity, both doses must be administered at least 21 days apart to be effective. Any vaccine administered in less than 21 days may not provide immunity from the Covid-19 virus.
“Measures have been put in place to ensure no one receives the second dose of vaccine before 21 days. This occurred early in the vaccination process when vaccine recipients made their own appointments rather than medical staff setting up the date and time for second dose appointments, and CDC guidance indicated that a four day grace period was allowed. Public Health England is advising two days.”
Dr. Oyinloye concluded, “A standardized Public Health policy has been implemented by the Ministry of Health to keep to the manufacturer’s guidelines of the second dose being administered on day 21 and before the end of 12 weeks. I can reassure all those who have been contacted, there is no evidence that the adverse effects after a third dose are different to the well documented side effects.”
“To get more information about the vaccine, visit: gov.bm/vaccine.”