Sunday, June 6, 2021

Canada to allow mixing COVID-19 vaccines

Good Morning America on Youtube shows that Dr. Jen Ashton explains why the country is allowing people to mix and match vaccine brands.

Dr. Joss Reimer (medical lead for Manitoba’s Vaccine Implementation Task Force) says that new vaccine recommendations from the Canada's National Advisory Committee on Immunization on mixing mRNA vaccines will be a form of trial and error.

It can bee seen as kind of an experiment. On Tuesday, NACI changed its guidelines to allow for Canadians to mix and match AstraZeneca with either mRNA vaccine from Moderna or Pfizer. There was no current data on the interchangeability of mRNA vaccines.

NACI still recommends sticking with the same mRNA vaccine regime for both doses, but that you can mix if there are problems with availability.

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