“Is there anything in place to penalize an individual, if he or she decides to not take the 2nd jab of the Covid-19 vaccine?”
This question was posed by the VONNEWSLINE to the National Covid-19 Task Force, during an NEOC Covid-19 briefing on March 3rd.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the recommended dosage is two doses given intramuscularly with an interval of 8 to 12 weeks. This particular type of Covid-19 vaccine has an efficacy rate of 63.09%. Longer dose intervals within the 8 to 12 weeks range are associated with greater vaccine efficacy. Persons taking the Oxford Astra Zeneca vaccine for example, have to take two doses.
Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Hazel Laws, provided this response to the question: