Mixing Covid Vaccines Results In Better Immune Response

Mixing Covid Vaccines Results In Better Immune Response
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The novel coronavirus continues to make headlines these days due to the new variant called Omicron and due to the same subjects involving vaccinations and treatments. 

It’s been just reported that according to the latest studies, mixing covid vaccines results in a better immune response. Check out what the Reuters press agency revealed. 

According to the article that they shared on their website, there is a major British study into mixing covid vaccines that has found that people had a better immune response when they received a first dose of AstraZeneca or Pfizer-BioNTech shots followed by Moderna nine weeks later, according to the results on Monday.

“We found a really good immune response across the board…, in fact, higher than the threshold set by Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine two doses.”

This is what Matthew Snape, the Oxford professor behind the trial dubbed Com-COV2, told Reuters.

Supporting flexible dosing 

It’s also worth noting the fact that the findings supporting flexible dosing will offer some hope to poor and middle-income countries that may need to combine different brands between first and second shots if supplies run low or become unstable.

“I think the data from this study will be especially interesting and valuable to low- and middle-income countries where they’re still rolling out the first two doses of vaccines,” Snape said.

He continued and explained the following: 

“We’re showing…you don’t have to stick rigidly to receiving the same vaccine for a second dose…and that if the programme will be delivered more quickly by using multiple vaccines, then it is okay to do so.”

Reuters revealed in their notes the fact that if the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine is followed by a Moderna or Novavax shot, higher antibodies and T-cell responses were induced versus two doses of AstraZeneca-Oxford, according to researchers at the University of Oxford. Check out the original notes in order to learn more about the available details involving mixing vaccines. 

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Rada Mateescu

Passionate about subjects from the science and health-related areas, Rada has been blogging for about ten years and at Health Thoroughfare, she's covering the latest news on these niches.

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