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LETTERS

With vaccine and its two doses (or one), questions remain

So, let’s say I’m a lucky person who gets the first vaccine dose. And a few weeks afterward, I get my follow-up dose. Then what? Can I go to a restaurant fearlessly? Shop without a mask? Visit friends? Reopen my economy?

Or maybe I’m half lucky. As has been discussed here and implemented in some countries, maybe I get the first dose, but my second dose is postponed so that more people can get their first dose. Is there a time frame by which I need to take the second dose, after which the first is rendered ineffective? Or can I get the second shot at any time?

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I’ve been looking for this information, to no avail. Maybe because it doesn’t yet exist?

These questions were triggered by reports I’ve seen where some companies were planning to develop a digital “passport” to show that you’ve been vaccinated. I believe similar apps were used in some Asian countries for people who tested negative.

Alex Smith

Littleton