HEALTH CARE BRIEFING: Two-Dose Crisis Complicates Total Immunity

HEALTH CARE BRIEFING: Two-Dose Crisis Complicates Total Immunity

Almost a month after the ramp-up of vaccination campaigns in the United States to administer Covid-19 injections to more than one million people per day, their second doses are due, putting a strain on them state deployments and leaves some without full vaccination.

In Texas alone, nearly 6,000 people were late for their second injection in early February. In Washington state, health officials said last week that some mass vaccination clinics would only issue follow-up doses. A Michigan hospital system canceled last-dose appointments for the past week after its supply was cut.

“Everything I have on hand is enough to get me through today and tomorrow,” said Carolyn Wilson, COO of Beaumont Health System in Michigan, in an interview.

U.S. public health officials warned last year that the two-dose regimens would increase the difficulty of Covid-19 vaccinations and initially withheld second injections to ensure they would be available as recommended three to three times. four weeks after the premiere. As President Joe Biden ramps up purchasing and distribution in a bid to secure protection for nearly all Americans by the end of the summer, critical weaknesses in the system are starting to emerge.

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