Got Your First dose of the COVID-19 Vaccine ? January 12, 2021 Jose Gardens No Comments Health Don’t get your second dose too soon. Those receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech must wait three weeks (or 21 days) to get their second shot, and those receiving the Moderna vaccine must wait one month (or 28 days). The CDC clearly specifies that “you should not get the second dose earlier than the recommended interval.” You should get your second dose as close to the recommended time period as possible. While the CDC says “you should get your second shot as close to the recommended 3-week or 1-month interval as possible,” the agency adds: “There is no maximum interval between the first and second doses for either vaccine.” However, earlier this month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended against delaying second doses. “The available data continue to support the use of two specified doses of each authorized vaccine at specified intervals,” the FDA ruled. “Suggesting changes to the FDA-authorized dosing or schedules of these vaccines is premature and not rooted solidly in the available evidence.” And for more vaccine guidance from this health agency, check out The FDA Just Ruled You Can’t Do These 4 Things With the COVID Vaccines.