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Lanarkshire health chiefs confirm they won't mix COVID vaccines

given the AstraZeneca compound weeks later. However, there is not yet any medical data suggesting the mixing and matching would actually work.

Now NHS Lanarkshire have confirmed they have no intention of resorting to that method, and will instead stand by the national policy for administrating the drug.

Dr Mark Russell, Associate Medical Director Health and Social Care North Lanarkshire, said: “National guidance in Scotland is that patients should not receive a mix of the Pfizer-BioNTech and the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines, unless it is unclear which vaccine was given in the first dose.“NHS Lanarkshire is adhering to the national policy.” Both Pfizer/BioNTech and Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccines were approved in December for treating COVID-19..

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