The WHO says although using vaccines of the same technology has been considered standard practice so far in the pandemic, it now supports “a flexible approach” to using vaccines of the same technology or mixing and matching. Photo: TNS
The WHO says although using vaccines of the same technology has been considered standard practice so far in the pandemic, it now supports “a flexible approach” to using vaccines of the same technology or mixing and matching. Photo: TNS

Coronavirus: WHO gives the nod for mix-and-match vaccine schedules

  • Countries that use inactivated shots approved by the agency for first dose can use mRNA or vectored vaccines for subsequent doses, says WHO
  • Unpredictable supply, or a lack of consistent supply of the same vaccine product, is cited as a common reason for embracing mix-and-match vaccination

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
The WHO says although using vaccines of the same technology has been considered standard practice so far in the pandemic, it now supports “a flexible approach” to using vaccines of the same technology or mixing and matching. Photo: TNS
The WHO says although using vaccines of the same technology has been considered standard practice so far in the pandemic, it now supports “a flexible approach” to using vaccines of the same technology or mixing and matching. Photo: TNS
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