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Covid vaccine mixing schemes change in Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

New schemes can also be used for supplementary or booster dose
13:01, 12 January 2022

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The Ministry of Health of Ukraine has made changes to the mixing scheme for coronavirus vaccines as the Center for Public Health reported.

"Ukraine has changed the mixed Covid-19 vaccination schemes," the report says.

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Now the drugs can be administered in the following schemes during vaccination:

- first dose of CoronaVac + second dose of AstraZeneca, Pfizer or Moderna;

- first dose of AstraZeneca + second dose of Pfizer or Moderna;

- first dose of Pfizer, Moderna + second AstraZeneca.

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The interval between injections for all regimens will be 28 days.

The same regimens can also be used for an additional or booster dose.

As we reported, Ukraine introduced a booster vaccination against Covid-19 for citizens over 18 years of age who have completed a full course of immunization.

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The booster dose can be done:

- At age 18+, six months after the date of the second Covid-19 vaccination, optimally between six and nine months.

- Preference will be given to m-RNA vaccines, Moderna or Comirnaty/Pfizer, regardless of which vaccine the person was previously vaccinated with. For example, if the first two vaccinations were given with CoronaVac from Sinovac Biotech, the booster dose is recommended to be given with Comirnaty/Pfizer.

- In the absence of mRNA vaccines, the booster dose can be given with another vaccine, according to approved regimens in Ukraine.

 

 

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