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WHO warns against mixing and matching COVID-19 vaccines

The World Health Organization's chief scientist on Monday (Jul 12) advised against people mixing and matching COVID-19 vaccines from different manufacturers, calling it a "dangerous trend" since there was little data available about the health impact.

WHO warns against mixing and matching COVID-19 vaccines

World Health Organization (WHO) Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan attends a press conference organised by the Geneva Association of United Nations Correspondents (ACANU) amid the COVID-19 outbreak, caused by the novel coronavirus, at the WHO headquarters in Geneva Switzerland on Jul 3, 2020. (Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/Pool via REUTERS)

GENEVA: The World Health Organization's chief scientist on Monday (Jul 12) advised against people mixing and matching COVID-19 vaccines from different manufacturers, calling it a "dangerous trend" since there was little data available about the health impact.

"It's a little bit of a dangerous trend here. We are in a data-free, evidence-free zone as far as mix and match," Soumya Swaminathan told an online briefing.

"It will be a chaotic situation in countries if citizens start deciding when and who will be taking a second, a third and a fourth dose."

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Source: Reuters

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