KATHMANDU: The World Health Organization (WHO) Nepal has refuted incorrect claims that the World Health Organization (WHO) has approved of a ‘mix and match’ regimen for Vero Cell and AstraZeneca Covishield vaccine citing more effective results.
Issuing a press statement on Wednesday, the WHO has said it has not issued any such statements and the attribution is false.
“Such misinformation can lead to grave consequences for the public.
Data on the efficacy of the ‘mix and match’ of vaccines remains limited,” stated the press statement. “While studies are ongoing regarding the interchangeability between vaccines, more evidence is needed on the interchangeability of a second dose of AstraZeneca with Vero Cell vaccine before conclusions can be made.”