Take AstraZeneca in the first dose, Pfizer or Moderna in the second, more antibodies will be formed; advice being given in canada
Two doses of corona vaccine can be from different companies. Such advice has been given by the Committee on Immunization in Canada. The Committee recommended that the first dose may be of AstraZeneca and the second to Moderna or Pfizer, if people so desire.
Till now the only remedy in the world to prevent the corona epidemic is emerging as a vaccine. In this sequence, rapid vaccination campaign is going on in all the countries of the world. Now the Advisory Committee on Vaccine Research in Canada has advised that it is not necessary that both doses of the corona vaccine should be of the same brand. According to this, the first dose could be AstraZeneca and the second could be Moderna or Pfizer.
Canada's National Advisory Committee issued a statement on Thursday on the matter of vaccination. It told that those who have taken the corona vaccine AstraZeneca should take Pfizer or Moderna as a second dose. On June 1, the Committee had said that corona vaccine beneficiaries can take AstraZeneca in the first dose and Pfizer or Moderna in the second dose.
The Committee also updated its earlier suggestion that people at high risk of COVID-19 should not wait for Pfizer or Moderna and take AstraZeneca supplements. Dr Theresa Tam, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, said: "Those who have taken both doses of AstraZeneca or Covishield should be confident about their safety. He does not need a third dose at this point of time.
According to a study conducted by Germany's Saarland University, more antibodies are produced when given one dose of AstraZeneca followed by Pfizer as the second dose or both doses of Pfizer, compared to both doses of AstraZeneca. As of 5th June, 2,10,000 people were given a single dose of AstraZeneca and 15,186 people had received both. So far, 14 million doses of Pfizer and Moderna have been reached in Canada. Apart from this, one million doses of Moderna reached Canada from the US on Thursday night.