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Covid Vaccine - 1 dose or 2?

  • 03-03-2021 12:42pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 89 ✭✭ penovine


    I am getting my 1st dose of the Pfizer Vaccine tomorrow..
    I am a bit apprehensive about it as I have a medical condition so hoping it doesn't make it worse..
    Wondering if 1 dose would be enough?
    Heard thats working ok in the UK - though I am not 100% up to speed on it..
    Any thoughts?


Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 72,121 ✭✭✭✭ Atlantic Dawn


    Pfizer vaccine requires 2 doses, it would probably be better than no vaccine having just 1 dose but wouldn't be fully effective.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,067 ✭✭✭ JMNolan


    Probably best to ask the medical professional that will be giving you the jab.


  • Registered Users Posts: 89 ✭✭ penovine


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    JMNolan wrote: »
    Probably best to ask the medical professional that will be giving you the jab.

    thanks but I imagine they will say that the recommendation is 2 doses..

    @AD - I think in the UK - most are only getting 1 dose of the Pfizer vacc.. though I stand to be corrected on that..


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,067 ✭✭✭ JMNolan


    What do you mean by "enough" though? It's good but not as good as 2 doses. Pretty sure the UK is still doing two doses but have increased the time between doses (although I'm open to correction). Plus, afaik, even the first dose is dramatically reducing hospitalizations so even if you still get it the chances of hospital (or worse) are way down.


  • Registered Users Posts: 588 ✭✭✭ Minier81


    One dose is approximately 60% effective whereas getting 2 doses brings this up to 94% effective. Obviously discuss with your gp if concerned but I would get two to get maximum protection. In the UK they delayed the 2nd dose to get more people the 1st dose quickly, they didn't not give it.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 24,450 ✭✭✭✭ Alf Veedersane


    penovine wrote: »
    s

    thanks but I imagine they will say that the recommendation is 2 doses..

    @AD - I think in the UK - most are only getting 1 dose of the Pfizer vacc.. though I stand to be corrected on that..

    They're giving 2 doses but spacing them out by 12 weeks rather than the 3 suggested by Pfizer as per their trials


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,076 ✭✭✭✭ bucketybuck


    This doesn't make sense, you are worried about the danger? If it was going to kill you it would do it on the first dose, what difference does it make getting a 2nd one 12 weeks later? Do you think you will be fine on the 1st dose but will react different to the 2nd? Its the same dose after all.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,847 ✭✭✭ Grahamer72


    You're getting two doses unless you want to be stupid and not turn up for your second dose.


  • Administrators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 62,409 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Beasty


    What a ridiculous thread

    You will have 1 jab, but are unsure about the second

    Speak to a medical professional about it


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