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kmanmx

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If that's how y'all handled this vaccine I think you won lol
The strategy to maximise 1 dose initially is probably a win, so long as 1 dose efficacy is above 50% - which the limited data suggests it is, then it will protect more people faster than the 2 dose regimen going to half the amount of people. The mixing of different vaccines is less clear, but more of a worst case scenario anyway, the intention is to give people two of the same vaccine.
 

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The strategy to maximise 1 dose initially is probably a win, so long as 1 dose efficacy is above 50% - which the limited data suggests it is, then it will protect more people faster than the 2 dose regimen going to half the amount of people. The mixing of different vaccines is less clear, but more of a worst case scenario anyway, the intention is to give people two of the same vaccine.
Seeing the side effects first hand mixing the two is just not a good idea at all.
 

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Apparently they backed away from it anyway. Or it was a misunderstanding of what they said. I just checked again and NHS England have said it's extremely unlikely vaccines will be mixed.

"Dr Mary Ramsay, the head of Immunisations at Public Health England, said: “We do not recommend mixing the Covid-19 vaccines – if your first dose is the Pfizer vaccine you should not be given the AstraZeneca vaccine for your second dose and vice versa.

“There may be extremely rare occasions where the same vaccine is not available, or where it is not known what vaccine the patient received.
“Every effort should be made to give them the same vaccine, but where this is not possible it is better to give a second dose of another vaccine than not at all.”"
 
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