Khairy: New AstraZeneca dosing interval to be announced on Thursday (July 1)


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  • Wednesday, 30 Jun 2021

PUTRAJAYA: The government will be announcing a new dosing interval for the AstraZeneca vaccine on Thursday (July 1), said Khairy Jamaluddin.

The National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme coordinating minister said that this will apply to all recipients of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

“I will be making an announcement on the new dose interval tomorrow (Thursday),” said Khairy at the weekly Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) press conference on Wednesday (June 30).

Currently, the recommended duration between the first and second AstraZeneca jabs is 12 weeks.

The first batch of AstraZeneca vaccine recipients in Malaysia received their jabs in early May.

Meanwhile, Khairy also said the government will not be allowing the mixing of Covid-19 vaccines for the time being.

“Although the expert technical working group made a presentation on early real world data on mixing vaccines, it is still inconclusive for us to decide whether to mix vaccines in Malaysia.

“We will continue to study it and will decide when there is more conclusive data to make.

“For now, you will be given the same vaccine as the first dose. If you had AstraZeneca in the first dose, your second one will also be AstraZeneca,” added Khairy.

Studies in Europe have found that using different brands for first and second doses of Covid-19 vaccines appear to give good protection.

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