Vietnam to mix Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines: Media

Vials of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccines of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna are seen in the town of Ricany near Prague, Czech Republic, on Feb 25, 2021.
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HANOI - Vietnam's health ministry will offer the coronavirus vaccine jointly developed by Pfizer and BioNTech as a second dose option for people first inoculated with the Moderna vaccine, state media reported on Wednesday (Sept 8).

The ministry had approved the mixed regimen, which is due to low supplies of the Moderna vaccine.

Both vaccines are of the Messenger RNA (mRNA) type.

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(This story was refiled to show report was Wednesday)