Although there is not a want for each the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine, consultants agree that the COVID-19 vaccines aren’t interchangeable between the first and second doses. The safety and effectiveness of blended vaccines has not be studied and further evaluation is required.
Consistent with the CDC, every effort must be made to verify victims get hold of the equivalent vaccine for every the first and second dose. This consists of points like providing vaccine file taking part in playing cards, recording the info inside the affected individual’s medical info and logging the info inside the immunization data system (IIS).
That being talked about, the CDC has stated that in truly distinctive situations, by which the first-dose vaccine cannot be determined or isn’t accessible, each vaccine may be given at a minimal of 28 days to complete the vaccination sequence.
Nonetheless in common circumstances, you will need to get hold of the equivalent vaccine product for every doses.
– Essential care specialist, Michelle Medina, MD.