London (CNN) The UK’s decision to wait up to 12 weeks before giving people their second dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine should be scrapped, senior doctors have said, reigniting a debate over the British government’s unorthodox inoculation strategy. Britain is prioritizing giving more of its most at-risk citizens a first dose of a vaccine, and has delayed appointments for a second jab. […] Pfizer/BioNTech recommend the second dose takes place 21 days after the first, and have said there’s no data to support a 12-week gap. […] More than 5 million Brits have received at least one dose of either the Pfizer or the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine , and more than 400,000 people are receiving the jab on a daily basis. […] When Britain first announced its plans, Pfizer said it did not have data to demonstrate that just a single dose of its vaccine would provide protection against the disease after more than 21 days.
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