UK Says New Study Vindicates Delaying 2nd Virus Vaccine Shot

The study has not been peer-reviewed yet, and only addressed the dosing of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, not the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

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People wear masks to protect against coronavirus as they pass a shop in London, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021. Britain's Health Secretary Matt Hancock said Wednesday a new study suggesting that a single dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine may reduce transmission of COVID-19 categorically supports the government's strategy of taking more time between injections. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
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