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What do we know about a coronavirus vaccine?

There are now 2 vaccines approved for use in the UK. Each vaccine requires 2 doses to be fully effective, with the second dose given between 3-4 and 12 weeks after the first.                                                                                                                                                                        If you've already received your first dose, it's likely your appointment for the second dose will be postponed for another few weeks. This is because the evidence shows that 1 dose of a vaccine gives significant protection in the short term, and the Government has decided to prioritise getting as many people as possible their first dose as quickly as they can. However, everyone will receive 2 doses within 12 weeks and benefit from the maximum protection of the vaccine.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The UK regulator and Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (the independent experts that advise Government on all vaccines) have assessed both vaccines to be safe and able to offer a ‘high’ level of protection against becoming severely unwell with coronavirus.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              For more information please head to our Age UK National website or click the "Coronavirus Vaccine" blue button to the right hand side.

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