UK Allows Mixing of COVID-19 Vaccines

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  • The UK government has published guidelines that allow mixing of COVID-19 vaccines from different suppliers in rare circumstances
  • The British government said people could receive a mix-and-match of two COVID-19 shots, for example if the same vaccine dose was unavailable
  • According to the guidelines, "If the same vaccine is not available, or if the first product received is unknown, it is reasonable to offer one dose of the locally available product to complete the schedule.”
  • Dr. Mary Ramsay, head of immunizations at Public Health England, said this would only be done in rare situations, and that the government does not recommend mixing of vaccines
  • Britain has approved the Pfizer/BioNTech and the AstraZeneca/University of Oxford vaccines for emergency use