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WHO warns against mixing and matching COVID vaccines

  2021-07-13  | 
 Zhyan News Network
A person receives a dose of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at a vaccination center in Chinatown, in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., April 6, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
 Zhyan News Network

SULAIMANI - The World Health Organization's chief scientist on Monday (July 13)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."

(Zhyan English/ Reuters)