Norway’s FHI allows combining Pfizer and Moderna vaccine doses – in some situations

Moderna - Pfizer - vaccinesPhoto: Gorm Kallestad / NTB
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In situations where it is practically difficult to offer both doses of the same vaccine, the National Institute of Public Health (FHI) recommends combining Moderna and Pfizer vaccine doses.

The two vaccines are based on the same type of technology – they are so-called mRNA vaccines. They are very similar in how they are built and how they work, the FHI wrote on its website on Thursday.

The FHI recommends combining the two vaccines (i.e., getting the first dose from one producer and a second dose from another) in situations where it is difficult to get both vaccine doses of the same vaccine. 

Such a combination is also being made in a number of other countries, including Canada and the United Kingdom, the FHI noted.

The FHI expects good protection against the coronavirus if the vaccines are given in combination.

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