In Ukraine, they want to officially allow mixing different types of vaccines, chief sanitary doctor Ihor Kuzin said.
“The National Technical Group of Experts on Immunization, as the main advisory agency of the Health Ministry, recommended to allow the so-called mixing of the vaccine, but under strict observance of certain conditions. We are talking about the possibility of administering a second dose of Comirnaty/Pfizer-BioNTech after the first dose of Moderna’s mRNA vaccine, if it is not possible to complete the vaccination with the same medicine. Also, if a person has a severe allergic reaction to the first dose of the vector vaccine from AstraZeneca, it is allowed to administer a second dose of Comirnaty at the doctor’s discretion,” Kuzin said.
According to him, the relevant decision of the expert group has already been made. Now the issue of issuing the relevant decision and the development of detailed step-by-step instructions are being considered.