US won't hold back second Covid vaccine doses: health secretary

Washington (AFP) – As part of efforts to expand access to Covid vaccines, the federal government will allow makers to release all their available doses instead of reserving booster shots, the US health secretary said Tuesday. Alex Azar told ABC News that the manufacture of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines was now “predictable enough that second doses are available for people from ongoing production.” This marks a break from the previous plan in which second doses were held back for those people who had received their first, to ensure that there is no delay. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines requi…

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