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CDC says doses of COVID-19 vaccines can be spaced out by up to 42 days

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By Jaimy Lee

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated recommendations for vaccine administration to say that it's okay to space out the first and second doses of the currently available COVID-19 vaccines by up to 42 days, if necessary. The regulatory labels say that doses of the BioNTech SE /zigman2/quotes/214419716/composite BNTX -2.94% and Pfizer Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202877789/composite PFE -0.98% vaccine should be spaced 21 days apart, while the second dose of Moderna Inc.'s /zigman2/quotes/205619834/composite MRNA +4.33% 's vaccine is expected to be administered 28 days after the first dose. "However, if it is not feasible to adhere to the recommended interval, the second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines may be scheduled for administration up to 6 weeks (42 days) after the first dose," the CDC said. The United Kingdom has also said it's acceptable to space out doses of its authorized vaccines, which include the AstraZeneca /zigman2/quotes/200304487/composite AZN -1.08% and University of Oxford vaccine in addition to the ones developed by BioNTech/Pfizer and Moderna, as needed. Over the past 12 months, BioNTech's stock has rallied 209.9%, Pfizer shares are down 3.1%, and Moderna's stock has soared 520.3%. The S&P 500 /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -0.48% has gained 15.6% over the past year.

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