Government studying the possibility of mixing AstraZeneca and Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines

The government is currently studying the possibilities of mixing two different types of vaccines, AstraZeneca and Pfizer, to be employed at the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (NIP).

Coordinating Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said the government has received some real-world data from Germany about heterologous vaccinations using AstraZeneca for the first dose and the Pfizer vaccine for the second dose which has been shown to boost the neutralising antibodies and to be more effective against variants.

“We are watching this very closely. We don’t want to make a quick decision before getting more data,” he said at a Webinar organised by the Oxford & Cambridge Alumni Network Malaysia.

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