If you don’t have enough food for everyone to get a full serving, then everyone gets a bit less, right?
Well, it looks like some countries are approaching the vaccination shortage the same way.
With too few doses floating around to inoculate entire populations, or even the most at-risk, health officials are recommending that people receive the first dose but then wait longer than the prescribed 21 or 28 days before receiving the second dose. Because people get significant benefits from the first dose, health officials want more people getting at least the first shot rather than fewer people getting both shots.
Denmark is stretching the interval between shots to six weeks, while other countries are considering similar extensions.