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Germany recommends combining the AstraZeneca vaccine with Pfizer or Moderna

Germany recommends combining the AstraZeneca vaccine with Pfizer or Moderna

The German Standing Committee on Immunization (STIKO) recommended on Thursday (July 1, 2021) people who received the first dose of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine in Germany He should receive the mRNA (messenger RNA) vaccine as a second dose, regardless of age., such as Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech, which are produced from virus messenger RNA. Tests indicated that the mixture generates an immune response ‘clearly superior’ against disease. information from CNN.

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, received doses of different vaccines, the first from AstraZeneca and the second from the modern vaccine. With this mixture, Germany intends to increase the effectiveness vaccination program Against a new wave may be caused specifically by a delta variable.

On Friday (July 2, 2021), Germany’s Minister of Health, Jens Spahn, confirmed the measure and said the combination generated greater protection against delta variable Compared to the application of two doses of AstraZeneca. According to him, the country has enough doses of all vaccines to make the change, as well as to provide booster doses for those who want to take them in the Northern Hemisphere fall.

This makes Germany one of the first countries to actually recommend mixing vaccines, but other countries are considering this possibility. no chileFor example, men under the age of 45 who received the first dose of the vaccine AstraZeneca They were immunized with the second dose of Pfizer.

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