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Volunteers sought for research on combining Covid vaccines

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The virology branch of Chulalongkorn University is seeking volunteers who have been vaccinated with 2 different types of the Covid-19 vaccine, says the chief from The Centre of Excellence in Clinical Virology, yesterday.

The centre is now seeking candidates who have received one dose of each of the Sinovac and AstraZeneca vaccines.

The announcement follows a report from earlier this week that said preliminary findings indicated mixing different vaccines can produce a substantially stronger immune response as opposed to 2 doses of the same vaccine.

However, the Department of Disease Control nixed mixing the 2 vaccines with the caveat of in cases of “severe allergic reaction”. Some officials protest the idea of mixing vaccines, citing the lack of data to substantiate the measure.

One of Thailand’s top virologists, Dr Yong, had this to say about mixing vaccines last week:

The administration of vaccines would be much easier, faster, and efficient if giving a different vaccine for the second dose was more widely accepted.

People interested in being guinea pigs can register here (however, as of this reporting, the site is no longer accepting volunteers)

The center also says they are looking for postdoctoral fellows or doctors specialising in virology and immunology to be a part of their research programme on Covid-19. Hopeful researchers can call 02-256-4909, 02-256-4929, or email yong.p@chula.ac.th or nasamon.w@chula.ac.th

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SOURCE: Thai Enquirer

 

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    SongkranMan

    Friday, June 11, 2021 at 12:56 pm

    We can’t even get 1 vaccine – who the hell is managing to get 2?

  2. Avatar

    Jesus Monroe

    Friday, June 11, 2021 at 1:55 pm

    Calling all gamblers……

  3. Avatar

    bhromoboh

    Friday, June 11, 2021 at 2:47 pm

    It’s like finding a needle in a haystack

  4. Avatar

    Rose Jefferies

    Friday, June 11, 2021 at 3:36 pm

    F@#K that idea for a game of soldiers!!

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    Alavan

    Friday, June 11, 2021 at 4:24 pm

    The research on 2 vaccines mixed in a German university was on AZ and Pfizer.
    So now they hope Sinovac and AZ will produce the same effect?

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    ynwaps

    Friday, June 11, 2021 at 4:54 pm

    i’ll volunteer to try a mix of 5 vaccines. stir fried, not shaken please

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