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January 27, 2021 - Public Health News Spotlight

Article: Coachella Valley seniors ‘lucky’ to get first vaccine, anxious that second isn’t coming - featuring Prof. Andrew Noymer (Desert Sun)

Andrew Noymer, an associate professor of public health at the University of California, Irvine, previously told the Desert Sun that public health officials need to follow the limited science that is available because the trials weren’t intended to see what would happen if thousands of people only got one of two required doses or got a second dose at a sporadic interval, “Every first shot is a promissory note on the second shot,” Noymer said. “Immunization means getting both of the shots at the proper interval.” Patients should leave the vaccination site with an already booked appointment for several weeks down the line to get that second shot, he said.

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