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Heterologous Covid-19 vaccine came to market

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The country’s first heterologous Covid vaccine, Corbevax, is now available at all public vaccination centres.

Heterologous is when a booster dose is different from the first two doses.

While the availability of the first mix-and-match booster has expanded options, it has also caused a dilemma in many — should they switch vaccines for the third shot or stick to their primary vaccine? Vaccination centres will offer both heterologous and homologous choices, leaving it to individuals to decide what they want.

After the Centre recently allowed mixing and matching by enabling the use of Corbevax as a heterologous booster, it was made available at all public centres from August 12.

A centre head called for clarity on what should be offered to individuals when they walk into a vaccination centre. He said there had been no instructions from the Centre or state.

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