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Osterholm recommends delaying second COVID-19 dose to get more vaccinated

 

February 4, 2021

Glen Stubbe - Star Tribune

Michael Osterholm of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota.

Minnesota epidemiologist Michael Osterholm said Wednesday that he will ask federal health officials to re-examine COVID-19 vaccine data with an eye toward delaying the second dose so more people can quickly receive first shots.

Osterholm, speaking before a Minnesota House health committee, said immunity protection improves with many other vaccines when doses are spaced out by months.

"We could get more of our over-65 age group vaccinated," said Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota. "I think the data will support that actually is a very effective way to go."

https://www.startribune.com/osterholm-recommends-delaying-second-covid-19-dose-to-get-more-vaccinated/600018583/

 

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