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(ABC 27)   Can the COVID-19 vaccine be mixed and matched?   (abc27.com) divider line
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2021-01-21 9:36:33 AM  
Looks like no.
 
2021-01-21 2:48:20 PM  
TL,DR: Probably maybe but probably not, we don't really know. We think.
 
2021-01-21 2:51:20 PM  
The mRNA ones could probably be mixed. Maybe any of the ones targeting the Spike protein. But let's stick with what's known to work.
 
2021-01-21 5:00:19 PM  
I imagine this question is only being asked in case of a shortage of one or either brand and people may only have the other brand available for their second dose? The way it's being rolled out for group 1a in Maryland is, if they don't already have a second dose for you, then you don't get the first one. I supposed this could get sloppy as more people get it over time...but I'm gonna say no. Do not mix them.
 
2021-01-21 5:12:40 PM  
I'm going to get all of them, just to be safe.
 
2021-01-21 5:22:19 PM  
No.

 
2021-01-21 5:36:08 PM  

Smackledorfer: I'm going to get all of them, just to be safe.


Look under the sink. start there.
 
2021-01-21 6:06:48 PM  
It's a vaccine not GarAnimals
 
2021-01-21 6:15:55 PM  

Ivo Shandor: The mRNA ones could probably be mixed. Maybe any of the ones targeting the Spike protein. But let's stick with what's known to work.


Yeah, let's stick with the science w know about. It's certainly a valid hypothesis, but it is also untested, so worthless at this point.
 
2021-01-21 6:54:34 PM  
For myself, I am personally confident enough in how the technology is designed to work, and how it's been shown to work at the detailed immunological level that I would not object to a mismatched pairing of Pfizer and Moderna for myself. I would even volunteer to be in a clinical trial testing it.

However, I strongly recommend that mixing them is avoided to the greatest extent possible pending a demonstration that the swap provides the same level of immune response.
 
2021-01-22 12:47:43 AM  

wademh: For myself, I am personally confident enough in how the technology is designed to work, and how it's been shown to work at the detailed immunological level that I would not object to a mismatched pairing of Pfizer and Moderna for myself. I would even volunteer to be in a clinical trial testing it.

However, I strongly recommend that mixing them is avoided to the greatest extent possible pending a demonstration that the swap provides the same level of immune response.


I have a neighbor who is a nurse. She told me that she recently got her second dose.

I forget which she got first, but they were out of that when it wad tinde to get the seciond dose, so they gave her the other one.

I thought that was against the rules in the Untied States, but maybe not. She didn't seem concerned. She seemed happy to have gotten both doses.

I agree with you that due to the way that they work, mixing them shouldn't be a problem, but they haven't been tested that way, and I'd feel a lot better about it if they had.
 
2021-01-22 5:35:32 AM  
Gee, do you wanna know the difference between cargo cult magic and science?
 
2021-01-22 10:22:53 AM  

mengelji: Gee, do you wanna know the difference between cargo cult magic and science?


I am a huge fan of Feynman's essay on Cargo Cult Science.
https://calteches.library.caltech.edu​/​51/2/CargoCult.htm

This situation does not match to Cargo Cult Science, not if you understand anything about the design of the current vaccines, immunological sciences, and the results of the immunological studies and clinical trails that have already taken place with these vaccines.

In fact, it's like you've got the whole thing about Cargo Cult Science inside-out. These are not block boxes that we don't understand.
 
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