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Reconsider the decision to delay second Pfizer vaccine dose.

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Dear The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation,

Can you provide me with the evidence to support the delay in administration of the Pfizer covid 19 vaccine?

I am a registered nurse and vaccinator. I am very concerned about your decision to delay the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine. The research does not support this you yourselves admit you do not know if immunity will last beyond 12 weeks without the booster dose. I appreciate the dire situation we are currently in and vaccinating as many people as possible is vitally important however this particular vaccine should not be delayed. I am only too aware of how carefully this vaccine needs to be handled and as such feel we really need that second booster dose. We are giving this to our top priority groups our most vulnerable members of society and if this strategy fails it could prove catastrophic. There is evidence the Oxford vaccine can wait longer and is much more stable I feel we need two different approaches to these two vaccines.

I am very concerned and losing confidence, I maybe just a nurse but I am experiencing this every day and I am used to reading research papers.

Also can you tell me is it possible to receive an Oxford vaccine instead of continuing with a Pfizer vaccine as I have lost confidence?

Yours faithfully,

Lisa tate

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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FOI, The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation

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