Corona vaccine 'mix and match' clinical trial begins in Pakistan

Corona vaccine 'mix and match' clinical trial begins in Pakistan, The corona vaccine has been licensed for 'mix and match' clinical trials by Pakistan's National Institutes of Health. Different doses of Corona vaccines developed by AstraZeneca, Cyano Farm, and Can Cyanobio will be given.

Corona vaccine 'mix and match' clinical trial begins in Pakistan

A spokesman for the National Institutes of Health in Islamabad told that 'mixed and match clinical trials in Pakistan will be conducted under the auspices of National Institutes of Health and Aga Khan University in collaboration with Oxford University, Harvard Medical School. Will be done. '

Corona vaccine 'mix and match' clinical trial begins in Pakistan

"During these trials, different combinations of Corona vaccines of AstraZeneca, Cyano Farm, and Can Cyanobio will be fed and the effects on the human body will be observed," he said. The efficacy of the vaccine and the effects of the vaccine on new variants will also be examined.

Corona vaccine 'mix and match' clinical trial begins in Pakistan

According to officials, if these clinical trials are successful, there will be no shortage of coronavirus vaccines and the vaccination campaign will accelerate.

The spokesman said that the data regarding the use of booster shots under trials would also be looked into.

Doses of two different vaccines are given one after the other during mix and match trials. For example, the vaccination process is completed by injecting the first dose of Estrazinica and the second dose of syno-form or both doses of different vaccines.

Corona vaccine 'mix and match' clinical trial begins in Pakistan

According to officials, mixed and match clinical trials will be conducted in Lahore, Karachi, and Islamabad in which 2,000 volunteers above 18 years of age will be involved.

Officials added that volunteers would be monitored for 24 months to get the far-reaching results of these trials, but preliminary results are expected to be published by March next year.

It is to be noted that different doses of the Corona vaccine have not been allowed in Pakistan yet and after the recognition of the AstraZeneca vaccine by most of the countries, travelers abroad were asked to give one dose of the Chinese vaccine. Can AstraZeneca be applied or not?

Corona vaccine 'mix and match' clinical trial begins in Pakistan

According to Dr. Rana Jawad Asghar, an epidemiologist and former member of the World Health Organization, "there is no data yet on the side effects of different doses of vaccines." Apparently, there is no harm in that as some Middle Eastern countries have announced the introduction of various vaccines.

Corona vaccine 'mix and match' clinical trial begins in Pakistan

Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have announced that people taking two doses of the cyanoform vaccine will use the Pfizer vaccine as a booster shot, In Canada, persons who receive the first dosage of the AstraZeneca vaccine will be immunized against any vaccination. Is allowed to take a second dose.

Spain has also agreed to take a second dose of the Pfizer vaccine with AstraZeneca.


Corona vaccine 'mix and match' clinical trial begins in Pakistan
Corona vaccine 'mix and match' clinical trial begins in Pakistan


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