Scally: Ireland should copy Britain’s delayed dosing strategy

Top doctor says longer gaps between first and second shots would help make up vaccine supply shortfalls

14th March, 2021
Scally: Ireland should copy Britain’s delayed dosing strategy
Nurses prepare Covid-19 vaccine jabs in Enniskillen. The North and Britain is aided by a good supply of vaccines and a delayed dose strategy for a wider population coverage Picture: Getty

Ireland should copy Britain’s delayed dosing strategy to make up its vaccine supply shortfalls and ensure maximum coverage, Dr Gabriel Scally has said.

“It’s the absolutely sensible thing to do. Give as many people as possible one shot and then their second at a delayed interval,” the professor of public health at the University of Bristol said.

While Britain is aided by an increased supply, its delayed dose strategy...

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