European Medicines Agency declares combination of different vaccines acceptable

Source : 112 Ukraine

EMA experts have concluded that all approved vaccines work the same way - by stimulating the immune response to viral spike protein
13:21, 24 June 2021


The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said there are “good scientific grounds” to suggest that mixing COVID-19 vaccines is safe and effective. Politico reports this.

“That’s because, currently, all the approved vaccines work in a similar way — by stimulating an immune response to the viral spike protein,” the EMA said in an email.

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In addition, early data from Spain and Germany suggests “a satisfactory immune response and no safety concerns” when combining vaccines from different manufacturers.

Spain, Germany, and France are among the countries that have opted to offer an RNA vaccine from BioNtech/Pfizer or Moderna as a second dose to younger people who had already received a first dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine.

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As it was reported, in April, the World Health Organization (WHO) did not recommend vaccination with coronavirus vaccines from two different manufacturers - to speed up the vaccination process. 

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