Vaccine shipments delayed due to weather, Fox Cities clinic will not offer first-dose appointments
“We expect to see much better protection after the second dose when it’s delayed” Adam Finn, adviser to the government on vaccines, says "it’s likely there will be a persistent, even increasing protection” in the 12 weeks between the 1st and 2nd doses
Professor Anthony Harnden, deputy chair of the JCVI, says early evidence suggests "substantial protection" is given from the first vaccine dose, so they are "confident" the current policy of a delayed second jab is the "correct one". Latest:
Due to technical difficulties, today's update to the #COVID19 Dashboard is delayed. An update is expected by 16:30 GMT. There have been 33,355 new cases and 1,610 deaths within 28 days of a positive test. A total of 4,266,577 people have now received the 1st dose of a vaccine.
A&E nurse infected with Covid despite having vaccine after second dose delayed
"Are we guinea pigs?" Former Commons Speaker Baroness Boothroyd calls for an explanation as to why the second dose of the #COVID19 vaccine has been delayed by 12 weeks, saying she is concerned that the level of immunity will fall between jabs. Latest: