Some medics got Covid-19 before second jab of vaccine in Latvia

In some cases, medics have got Covid-19 after the first dose of vaccine, said Dace Zavadska, head of Immunization Council, on Latvian Radio January 22.

For these medics, the second dose has been cancelled.

Zavadska said that one vaccine does not provide the necessary protection. In the case of infection prior to the second vaccine, the second dose may be received by the person as soon as he or she has recovered.

She added that she did not recommend skipping the second dose: “Israel has published [the data], too, and they have extensively vaccinated already, (..). They have acknowledged that one dose does not provide good protection.”

The 21-day interval between the first and second doses of the vaccine is limited to Pfizer vaccines. For others, the interval is 28 days.

Zavadska also said that when a second dose of vaccine is received, there is more discomfort. For example, more fatigue or pain after the vaccine. The symptoms disappear after a day or two, said Zavadska.

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