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Mayo Clinic Q&A: COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence and the Importance of That Second Dose

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Mayo Clinic Q&A: COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence and the Importance of That Second Dose

This episode is shared from Mayo Clinic Q&A and was recorded in April, 2021 Guest:  Gregory A. Poland, M.D. (@drgregpoland)  Host: Halena M. Gazelka, M.D. (@hmgazelkamd)  While the number of…
April 29, 2021

Mayo Clinic Q&A: COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence and the Importance of That Second Dose

This episode is shared from Mayo Clinic Q&A and was recorded in April, 2021

Guest:  Gregory A. Poland, M.D. (@drgregpoland

Host: Halena M. Gazelka, M.D. (@hmgazelkamd

While the number of people being vaccinated for COVID-19 is dropping, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other medical experts continue to strongly encourage people to get vaccinated for COVID-19. And that means that those who are being vaccinated with the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine should get their first and second doses on schedule.

“About 8% of people who got their first dose have not returned for the second dose and this is concerning when you’re getting close to 1 in 10,” says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group. “When you measure in the short term, one dose in a healthy person offers about 80% protection. But that’s not 95% protection, like you get after two doses.”

In this Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Poland expands on why people need that second COVID-19 vaccine dose and he talks about whether people should mix and match the different COVID-19 vaccines for their second dose. He also speaks about the status of COVID-19 vaccines for young people, and he addresses listener questions about traveling, being together after vaccination, and the latest rise of additional COVID-19 variants.

AskMayoExpert COVID-19 Resources: https://askmayoexpert.mayoclinic.org/navigator/COVID-19

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