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Fact Finders: Can you get two different COVID-19 vaccines?

Published: Apr. 20, 2021 at 6:38 PM MST|Updated: Apr. 20, 2021 at 5:52 PM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Right now, researchers at the University of Arizona are looking at the effects of taking the full course of one COVID-19 vaccine and then taking the full course of another one.

Deepta Bhattacharya, an immunobiologist at the University of Arizona, said there’s no immunological reason as to why one couldn’t get two different shots.

”I can tell you anecdotally through some of our own studies here at the University of Arizona we’ve seen people who have done this who are actually in the Johnson and Johnson vaccine trial, got the vaccine as part of that trial and then decided to go ahead and get the Pfizer vaccine anyway and then you see this massive increase in antibodies. It really looks good,” Bhattacharya said.

Now, this doesn’t mean anyone should rush out and get another vaccine since researchers are still testing for safety. However, he said he thinks down the road it might be possible to mix and match vaccines.

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