MoH To Extend Gap Between Coronavirus Vaccine Doses
Ministry of Health (MoH) decided to extend the interval between the two doses of vaccines. The gap between two doses of the Pfizer vaccine is to be increased to 6 weeks. But for those above the age of 60 and those suffering from chronic diseases, the interval would remain 3 weeks, Al-Rai reported.
This update applies to everyone who would receive the first dose of the (Pfizer / Biontech) vaccine on or after Monday, May 3, 2021.
On the other hand, the second dose of the Oxford vaccine would be administered between a period of 3 to 4 months after the first dose. This is due to the delay of the manufacturers in exporting the vaccine.
The Ministry confirmed that the extension of the period between the two doses for the vaccines (Pfizer / Biontec) and (Oxford) falls within the period authorized by the manufacturers to ensure the effectiveness of the vaccination, and that is within the approved protocols for the Covid-19 vaccine in force in several countries around the world such as United Kingdom, Canada, France, and Spain.