My Patients Ask — For the 2-shot mRNA COVID vaccines, can I get one shot from Moderna and another from Pfizer?

My Patients Ask — For the 2-shot mRNA COVID vaccines, can I get one shot from Moderna and another from Pfizer?

I did not know the answer to this until recently. We now know that people who get mixed doses of coronavirus vaccines may be more likely to have mild side effects, researchers say

CNN reports that people “who got mixed doses of coronavirus vaccines – receiving a different vaccine type as a second dose than the first dose – appear to be more likely to experience mild side effects such as fever, chills, fatigue or headache, according to researchers in the U.K.

The good news, according to the study is that the side-effects “following mix-and-match vaccinations were short-lived and there were no other safety concerns.”

The study was published in the Lancet.


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