Data & Evidence to Support Delay to 2nd Dose of Pfizer Vaccine

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Dear The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation,

Please provide the evidence and data considered when making the decision to delay the 2nd Pfizer vaccine and advise who is responsible for the consequences, morally and legally.

Why was this decision taken to administer the vaccine outside the parameters specified by the developer and the original approval in the face of opposition/disagreement from experts around the world?

Those persons who have already received their 1st dose signed a consent form on the understanding that the 2nd dose would be administered within 3 weeks. Why did they need to sign a consent form and is this now invalid?

What is the risk of facilitating the development of a vaccine resistant strain?

Yours faithfully,
Janet Swain

Jcvi, The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation

Thank you for your email which has been noted. The Secretariat are dealing
with a large volume of queries concerning the advice of JCVI on priority
groups for COVID-19 vaccination and will endeavour to respond queries on
this. Your patience is gratefully appreciated.

 

JCVI continues to work on the consideration and review of vaccines for
COVID-19 and advice for the COVID-19 vaccination programme and will
publish further advice at the appropriate time.

 

The latest statement concerning JCVIs advice on this is available at:
[1]https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio...

 

The JCVI statement on first dose prioritisation is available at:

[2]https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio...

 

The latest published minutes of JCVI meetings are available at:
[3]https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/joi...

 

Further detail on the groups considered a priority and eligible for
COVID-19 vaccination in the first phase of the COVID-19 vaccination
programme is available from the Green Book immunisation against infectious
Disease chapter on COVID-19 at:
[4]https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio...

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OFFICIAL
Dear Janet Swain,

Please find attached Public Health England's response to your request.

FOI Team
Public Accountability Unit
Public Health England
[email address]
Tel: 020 8327 6920
www.gov.uk/phe Follow us on Twitter @PHE uk

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