DAUK’s Dr Rosie Shire in Wales online discussing the vaccine roll-out

Dr Rosie Shire, a member of the Doctors’ Association UK, said studies of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine show two doses three weeks apart gave 90% immunity.

“What really concerns us is we don’t know what happens if you don’t give that second dose of vaccination after three weeks,” she told Sky News.

“The fact is that people are being vaccinated now and being put into what is effectively an unregulated unlicensed trial, whereby they’re receiving this vaccination on the understanding that they don’t know what’s going on.”

Dr Rosie Shire

England Health Secretary Matt Hancock defended the Government’s decision to delay the time between vaccine doses, saying that it was “essential” to save more lives, more quickly.

“We do know this policy is going to save lives,” he said, speaking on Sky’s Sophy Ridge On Sunday.

“So long as there is decent efficacy after the first dose, and we have a high degree of confidence that that’s the case, then in a situation where there is a limited supply… you want to get as many people to have as much protection as possible as quickly as possible.

Read the full article here: https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/uk-news/unregulated-unlicensed-trial-gp-concerned-19689415