Second doses of Pfizer and Moderna jabs now after 42 days

Second doses of the Pfizer and Moderna coronavirus vaccines will be administered 42 days after the first in the Czech Republic, the Ministry of Health said. The Government Council for Health Risks on Tuesday rubberstamped a proposal from Minister Jan Blatný to extend the gap between doses to 42 days.

Previously the time between jabs was set at 21 days for Pfizer/BioNTech and 28 days for Moderna. The period between AstraZeneca injections will remain 12 weeks.

Author: Ian Willoughby