“Dangerous Trend”: WHO Warns Against Mixing, Matching Covid Vaccines

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“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,” WHO’s chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan told an online briefing.

'Dangerous Trend': WHO Warns Against Mixing, Matching Covid Vaccines

World Health Organization (WHO) Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan. (File)



Geneva:

The World Health Organization’s chief scientist on Monday 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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