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Ukraine not to mix vaccines for patients coming for second shot, - chief sanitary doctor

Source : 112 Ukraine

Thus, if a patient was first vaccinated with CoronaVac, he/she is supposed to get the second shot with the same vaccine
15:50, 10 June 2021

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Ukrainian doctors are not yet going to "mix" the vaccines for patients who come to get their second shots of the drug - in order to complete the vaccination course. Ihor Kuzin, the chief sanitary doctor of Ukraine said so during a morning show at one of the Ukrainian TV channels.

"We are aware that there are such studies (regarding mixing the vaccines, - 112 International), and they are underway. Several countries are now reporting preliminary results. They show that in some case, it is an effective measure to take. But they primarily consider the random experience - that it when the supply of a different vaccine or the second shot of the vaccine was delayed for some reason, and the people had to be vaccinated with some other kind of vaccine. So this data is just being published", Kuzin said.

According to him, in case there are respective recommendations either from the EU or the WHO, Ukraine has a mechanism that will make it possible to adapt such norms and recommendations.

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"So far, if a patient was first vaccinated with CoronaVac, he/she is supposed to get the second shot with CoronaVac, too. Currently, there is no mixing of such vaccines in our country. But we are following the news closely, including these regarding the scientific research of the efficiency", the official added.

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Currentlky, more than 1.5 million people got vaccinated in Ukraine.

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