Oxford Study Says Second Pfizer Dose Increases Astra Zeneca Vaccine
People in Finland who receive the first Astra Zeneca vaccine are now being given a second shot with Pfizer.
According to a study by the University of Oxford, Pfizer was administered -Biontech after the Astra Zeneca vaccine provides reliable protection against COVID-19.
According to scientists, the combination of Pfizer and Astra Zeneca was more effective than two Astra Zeneca vaccines.
The effectiveness was also better when Pfizer was administered as the first dose and Astra Zeneca as the second.
The result confirms the decision of some countries, in particular Finland, to offer an alternative to Astra Zeneca after it was found to be associated with a very rare bleeding disorder … Residents of Finland who have received the Astra Zeneca vaccine should be vaccinated with Pfizer as a second dose.
According to researchers from Oxford, this discovery brings more flexibility to the vaccination schedule. However, broader recommendations for changing current vaccination practices based on it are not yet worth making.