Sask. stops giving AstraZeneca as 1st dose, considers Pfizer for 2nd – CBC

Sask. stops giving AstraZeneca as 1st dose, considers Pfizer for 2nd – CBC

by tumpa on May 12, 202145 Views

Supply issues are the reason for mixing and matching vaccines, says the province

May 12, 2021

Saskatchewan’s chief medical health officer says it’s “likely” those who received AstraZeneca as their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine could have Pfizer-BioNTech for their second due to supply issues.

Recent studies have shown that following a first dose of AstraZeneca with Pfizer offers “exactly the same level of protection” as a second dose of AstraZeneca, Dr. Saqib Shahab said at the province’s COVID-19 update Tuesday.

Should there be extra supply of AstraZeneca, Shahab said those who received that shot as their first dose will have the option between it and Pfizer for their second.

“If supplies are the same, that by no means means that those who got their first dose as AstraZeneca will have to wait longer for a second dose; Pfizer is equally safe and effective,” he said.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/sask-stops-administering-astrazeneca-1st-dose-considers-pfizer-2nd-1.6023098

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