Second Dose Intervals
We are aware that there has been some confusing messaging in the media around the second dosing interval.
This short summary describes the current national policy position so that you have up-to-date information about when second doses should be given and why. We understand that sites have had to manage some assertive individuals in relation to this issue, so we hope that this script will help you explain the position, alongside any de-escalation techniques needed to handle situations.
The national position remains the same. It is based on JCVI guidance as described in the Green Book.
All second doses should be given at least 8 weeks apart unless there is a clinical reason for it to be given any earlier. i.e. prior to immunisation treatment or transplant.