DETROIT – Room 4 Dr. Frank McGeorge answered spectators’ questions about coronavirus and COVID-19 vaccines.
Vaccine information is growing rapidly and there is a very good understanding of the efficacy and safety of the studies that have been done to ensure authorization. However, more information will emerge during the mass vaccination campaign.
The answer is no.
Once it has been established that a person has been infected, we treat the disease based on the symptoms and clinical condition in terms of determining when a person is no longer infectious, also determined by the course of the disease.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides guidance for when it is safe to be around others. 10 days have passed since the onset of symptoms and 24 hours without fever without the use of fever-reducing medicines and other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving.
Ideally, the second dose will be just in time. Because the efficacy data from the studies were based on this.
If it is not possible to take the second dose on time, it is acceptable to take it as soon as possible after 21 days for the Pfizer vaccine or 28 days for the Moderna vaccine. Preferably after three to four days from the due date.
Many viewers continue to wonder if the COVID-19 vaccine is a living vaccine. Currently authorized Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are not a live vaccine. Both are mRNA vaccines.
There is no live component for any of them. None of the vaccines developed in the US are made with the whole COVID-19 virus alive or inactivated.
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