Our country is going to give anyone who is vaccinated against the coronavirus the second dose in the next few weeks, three weeks apart.
Vaccinologist Pierre Van Damme said this at a press conference of the task force vaccination of the government. Van Damme suggested last week that it might be a good idea to vaccinate everyone as soon as possible for a first time.
The aim is to protect as many people as possible from serious illness as soon as possible and thus avoid a new run on the hospitals. The United Kingdom and some Canadian provinces are in favour of mass vaccination of as many people as possible and therefore leave a period of three months between the two shots.
If these experiments are successful, the government’s task force vaccination does not rule out the possibility that this tactic will also be applied to the less vulnerable sections of the population.
‘The situation in the United Kingdom, with that variant so much more contagious, is obviously different from here’, says Pierre Van Damme. ‘But we keep the option open.’