Obtaining vaccinations is the optimal step at the present time to prevent corona virus, and despite the importance of the second dose of the corona vaccine in achieving complete immunity provided by the vaccine, some may get the first dose only and miss the date of going for the second dose and do not go to vaccination during the grace period of 7 Days after the date of the second dose, so we learn in this report the importance of obtaining the second dose of the Corona vaccine and what happens if you miss it.
What do you do if you miss the second dose of the corona vaccine?
“If you miss your second dose, the best advice is to reschedule and get your second dose as soon as possible,” said a pulmonologist and critical care physician at the American Cleveland Clinic.
“Regardless of the time frame for missing the second dose, you will still be considered fully vaccinated against coronavirus two weeks after the second dose,” he added.
Although the CDC has set guidelines for a waiting time between doses — 21 days for Pfizer and 28 days for Moderna — the CDC said delays of up to 42 days between doses are “allowed when a delay is unavoidable.” But there is still much to learn about how we respond to these vaccines.
“There have been some preliminary studies that report no negative effect of waiting more than 42 days between doses,” the pulmonologist said.
In the UK, a lack of available vaccines led to the decision to postpone most second doses of Pfizer for up to 12 weeks until as many people as possible could receive the first dose.
In May, a study said that older patients who waited a period of 12 weeks had higher antibody levels than those who waited the standard 3 weeks between doses.
Although these results indicate that you won’t be harmed by the delay between the two doses, you should get the second dose as soon as possible, even if you have some immunity after the first dose, you want to get that full immunity as quickly as possible with the second dose.
The importance of getting the second dose of the corona vaccine
The second dose of two-dose vaccines is necessary to achieve complete immunity against Corona, for example, studies shared by the CDC showed (CDC) that a single dose of Pfizer vaccine ranged from 60% to 80% effective against corona, but these studies also showed that both doses were 90% effective against corona with a higher rate of effectiveness against serious complications.
The doctor said: This complete immunity is very important to protect each person and protect our communities from the spread of the virus, adding, “In addition to helping us reach the important state of herd immunity, vaccines have proven very effective against the mutations and variants that we have seen so far.”
“The delta variant is getting a lot of our attention right now, and if you are fully vaccinated – meaning two doses of a two-dose vaccine – you don’t have to worry about the delta variant and it is important that you get fully vaccinated to protect yourself from possible future variants,” he added.