Sir Geoffrey Boycott, who has received the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, told Good Morning Britain that he was concerned by the delay in receiving the second dose. The Pfizer vaccine has only been trialled with a second dose of the vaccine administered 3 weeks after the first dose and it is not known if the vaccine will work with a 12-week gap between the two doses.
GMB’s Susanna Reid said: “It is good to see you this morning vaccinated with the first dose but you are frustrated that you will not get the second dose in the timeframe you were initially promised.
“The Government has said that you still have a very good level of protection so what is your concern?”
Sir Geoffrey replied: “The concern is that Pfizer, the vaccine I was given, say that you are 52 percent protected with one injection.
“The second one should be given in 21 days because they have only done trials for up to 21 days.
“They are saying that if you get the second injection in 21 days it will go up to 94 percent which is very good.
“They are saying there are no trials they have done after 21 days.
“So if you get it after 12 weeks like the Government says then they are not sure if it works or not.”
Sir Geoffrey also admitted he had not wanted the Pfizer vaccine as he urged Britons to “wait for the AstraZeneca”
Mr Marr said: “The inventor of the Pfizer vaccine has said that you had to vaccinate everybody by the autumn.
“Are you going to be able to do that?”
Mr Hancock replied: “Every adult will be offered a vaccine by the autumn, absolutely.”
He added: “Absolutely we are going to offer the vaccine to everybody, we have got over 350 million doses on order, they are not all here yet but we are rolling them out as fast as they are delivered.”