But recent findings from Oxford and AstraZeneca appear to show that the vaccine’s efficacy actually increases when the second dose is delivered more than 12 weeks after the first.
This has been a major boost to the UK government’s vaccine rollout, which decided to delay the second shots to maximise the amount of people vaccinated.
The AstraZeneca jab and Pfizer/BioNTech jab deploy different technology too, with the AstraZeneca jab harnessing traditional vaccination techniques – inserting the virus into the body to produce antibodies – and Pfizer/BioNTech using MRNA technology, which introduces a piece of genetic code that deceives the body into producing COVID-19 antibodies.
While both are successful enough to fight coronavirus and provide protection, Express.co.uk is asking, do you mind which vaccine you receive?
Published at Thu, 18 Feb 2021 00:01:00 +0000