Nakstad: Those vaccinated with AstraZeneca will probably be able to receive the second dose of another vaccine

Espen Rostrup NakstadPhoto: Berit Roald / NTB
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If the corona vaccination with the AstraZeneca vaccine is not resumed, those vaccinated will probably be offered a second dose of another vaccine.

“At the moment, we do not know how it will go – it depends on studies of effect carried out abroad. Most people will probably be offered a second dose. Whether it will be Pfizer, Moderna, or another vaccine, we do not know yet,” assistant health director Espen Nakstad told newspaper Dagbladet.

He says that since the different vaccines give different types of immunity, it will be possible to calculate how two doses of two different vaccines can give the same effect.

“But we do not yet have that knowledge. The FHI is now looking at this, and they will give good advice to those concerned,” Nakstad said.

Around 130,000 people in Norway received the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine before its use was stopped after a series of reports of serious side effects.

According to Steinar Madsen, medical director at the Norwegian Medicines Agency, they have great faith in such a solution.

“It is now being researched whether a combination of vaccines can actually provide better immunity,” he noted.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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