Reporter Update: Vaccine Providers Reaching Out To People Who Received 2nd Moderna Vaccine Dose As 1st

Second Moderna COVID-19 vaccine doses were being used as first doses. But if you got the second dose as the first, you don't have to start the process all over; KDKA's Chris Hoffman reports.

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CHRIS HOFFMAN: Hey, everyone. Chris Hoffman, KDKA here, working on a follow-up to our story yesterday where we told you about the Moderna vaccine mix-up where second doses were being used for first doses. Well, here's what the state's telling us.

It's saying anyone who got a first dose will get a second dose. It might just not be at the 28-day mark. It might fall somewhere between 28 to 42 days, which does fall in line with CDC guidance. The state says some of the problem may have been because the boxes the first dose and second dose come in-- well, they're not marked. So some people may have used those-- as we were, you know, reporting-- those second doses for first doses.

Now, if you got a second dose for your first dose, you do not have to start the process over again. It shouldn't cause any issues because they're essentially the same thing, we're being told by health professionals. We're also being told that if this impacts you in having your second dose delayed a little bit, you should be getting contacted by the vaccine provider. They should be doing that hopefully soon. The state's trying to work that out with some of the vaccine providers.

We'll have a lot more coming up at 5:00 and 6:00. So stay with us on-air and online.