Can you mix and match COVID-19 vaccines?

Experts say mixing and matching different two-dose COVID-19 vaccines is likely safe and effective, but data still needs to be collected to be sure.

COVID-19 shots are all designed to stimulate your immune system to produce virus-fighting antibodies, though the way they do so varies.

To check that mixing them would be OK, scientists are testing combinations of various two-dose COVID-19 vaccines.

Limited data so far suggests an AstraZeneca shot followed by a Pfizer shot is safe and effective, and comes with an elevated likelihood of side effects.

That’s likely because mixing and matching vaccines can sometimes produce a stronger immune response.

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