What If I Miss My Second Shot?

A lot of people are battling demons trying to get their first covid 19 shot and there are a lot more people battling other demons to get their second shot.

The roll out of the vaccines in The United States has been miserably slow and perhaps even mis-managed even though we are being told that everybody is doing their best to get everyone vaccinated.

I guess that is why millions of doses of the vaccines are being shipped overseas, right?

So I am older … much older to be exact … and I have already been fortunate enough to get my first shot but the weather has turned very winter-like and there is every possibility that I will not be able to travel the 20 miles to the nearest Veterans’ Medical Center to get my second scheduled shot on time ….so I began to wonder, “How long can I delay that second shot and still be safe?

To be honest with you, I don’t think anybody actually knows. I have heard a lot of guesses and conjecture but I get the idea that few, if any people, have the slightest clue as to how long a person can safely wait between shots.

Some people say 21 days is the magic number. Other people tell me the CDC is now telling people they can wait as many as 42 days between the first and second shots.

The last bit of advice I got from someone who ought to know was that the time between shots has not been scientifically scrutinized enough yet and the final conclusion is that just getting the second shot is what is important regardless of the amount of time that passes between the shots.

I have never seen such confusion about anything as I have seen with the circumstances surrounding the administration of these covid 19 vaccines to the people who need them and who are eligible to recieve them.

Surely America can do better than this.

6 thoughts on “What If I Miss My Second Shot?

  1. “They” scheduled my second short for four weeks after the first. I’ve read that’s “supposed” to be the optimum time. But one wonders if anyone knows for sure. All I can say is I’m just glad that vaccination are finally available!

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    1. Now, because of the shortages, they are telling me it doesn’t really matter how much time passes so long as we actually do get that second shot. Some of our “Egg-Spurts” over here have now pushed that transitional wait to 42 days. I don’t think any of them know what they are doing.

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