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Mixing of covishield and covaxin are safe, elicits better immunity: ICMR study

By Team YourCoimbatore on 19th October 2021
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While India is an inch close to immunizing one billion people against the virus which ravaged the country badly, there have also been a lot of researches subjected to mixing vaccine types and doses to offer a sustainable immune response as well.

The study was conducted on 18 individuals who inadvertently received covishield as the first dose and covaxin as the second dose at a gap of six weeks.

It was found that the immunogenicity against Alpha, Beta and Delta variants was superior and the neutralising antibody response of the participants was also significantly higher compared to those who received both doses of the same vaccine.

This research has been accepted for publication in the Internal Journal of Travel Medicine. The ICMR – led study is one of the first ones to be conducted in India, which is subjected to a lot of global studies and discussions.

It is a good strategy to scale up immune response and counter the issue of waning antibodies. In any form, people should be responsible for putting vaccines to eradicate the deadly disease from the world.

Meena
18/10/2021

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