I got an unexpected call offering me a jab in 2 hours time. Off I went.
The staff and doctor were lovely. But they made my 2nd jab booking for only 6 weeks hence. I queried the short time compared to the reports it should be 12 weeks. Their individual one-at-a-time and combined-when-all-were-together responses were it had to be at least 4 weeks but not more than 12 weeks between jabs. Worse, the receptionist counted weeks between that day and my next booking and declared it was 8 weeks, not 6.
Returning home I confirmed it was 6 weeks not 8 between jabs and jumping on the net I easily reaffirmed media reports and government agencies statements that AstraZeneca efficacy is better at longer intervals and 12 weeks is a sweet spot of sorts.
I sent a complaint to health.gov.au stating that ‘at least one clinic’ is not doing what I expected based on ‘your’ published advice, or ‘your’ messaging about the 2nd jab needs to be adjusted, if that is the case.
Everyone could be vaccinated best or worst practice, but if it is not done to best practice to what end excepting allowing a politician to grandstand? If everyone got vaccinated at 6 week intervals and it should be 12 for a much better outcome ‘herd’ protection would be significantly reduced as compared to if all the clinics were administering vaccines to best practice.