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Vietnam’s health ministry issues guidelines on mixing two vaccines

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has advised giving the same Covid-19 vaccine for the second dose as was used for the first one, as recommended by the World Health Organisation.

But in the case of limited supply, the Pfizer vaccine can be given as the second dose for those who have received the AstraZeneca vaccine for their first jab, with the consent of the people to be vaccinated, the MOH said in its latest guidelines.

Vietnam’s health ministry, issues guidelines, mixing two vaccines, Ministry of Health,  VinGroup, clinical trials

Vietnam has administered nearly 7 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine.

But the mixing could slightly increase the reaction after one gets vaccinated, warned the ministry, adding that the spacing between the two doses should be 8-12 weeks.

The MOH advised against using the Moderna vaccine or other vaccines for the second shot for those who have received the AstraZeneca vaccine in their first jab.

It emphasised that those given the first shot of the Sinopharm, Pfizer and Moderna vaccines must be given the booster shot of the same type, with the spacing as recommended by their manufacturers.

As of August 3 morning, Vietnam had administered nearly 7 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine, with 6.2 million people having received one dose and 700,000 being fully vaccinated.

In another development, Vietnam will begin clinical trials of a Covid-19 vaccine developed by the US company Arcturus Therapeutics, whose manufacturing rights have been secured by VinBioCare, a subsidiary of VinGroup.

Phase I is scheduled to begin on August 8 when the mRNA vaccine will be administered to 100 volunteers at the Hanoi Medical University. Phase II will be conducted on 300 volunteers and Phase III will involve 20,600 volunteers.

VinBioCare is planning to build a plant to manufacture this vaccine at the Hoa Lac High-Tech Park on the outskirts of Hanoi.

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Source: NDO

Vietnam’s health ministry, issues guidelines, mixing two vaccines, Ministry of Health, VinGroup, clinical trials
 
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