There is reason to believe that the second ‘required’ dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is not quite necessary yet. Since Pfizer only has a limited amount of the drug, there is a big debate whether people should receive their second shot before others even get their first.
Since the vaccine had a 92.6% effectiveness rate after the first dose, it is questioned if Pfizer should reconsider their dosing amounts and schedule. This obviously comes at risk of not vaccinating people enough that will end up re-contracting COVID-19 that could carry life threatening consequences.
There are also rumors that the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine will have any benefit to people whatsoever, especially in the short term. This information is important because there could potentially be thousands of saved lives if the government decides that everyone should only be required to get one vaccination now, and then wait until everyone has had one before giving the second.
Right now, the two doses of the vaccine are suggested to be given 21 days apart from each other. Many have suggested the idea of increasing that up to two months, and instead allowing the rest of the public to take their first vaccines during that time. While this is a tricky question, there has been no official statement from the government of Pfizer on whether this information is true, and whether there is a plan of attack moving forward.