WASHINGTON, Oct 15 (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC) said late on Friday that it will
accept mixed-dose coronavirus vaccines from international
travelers, a boost to travelers from Canada and other places.
The CDC said last week that https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-will-accept-who-approved-covid-19-vaccines-international-visitors-2021-10-08
it would accept any vaccine authorized for use by U.S.
regulators or the World Health Organization. "While CDC has not
recommended mixing types of vaccine in a primary series, we
recognize that this is increasingly common in other countries so
should be accepted for the interpretation of vaccine records," a
CDC spokeswoman said.
The White House said Friday the new vaccine requirements for
foreign nationals traveling to the United States will begin Nov.
8 for visitors crossing at land borders as well as international
Representative Brian Higgins, a New York Democrat
representing a district along the Canadian border, had on Friday
asked the CDC if it would accept the mixed vaccine doses noting
"nearly four million Canadians, equivalent to 10% of their fully
vaccinated population, have received mixed doses of the
available mRNA COVID-19 vaccines this includes the AstraZeneca
The CDC said the vaccines approved by the Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) for use, as well as those authorized by the
WHO, will https://covid19.trackvaccines.org/agency/who be
accepted for entry into the United States, including the
The CDC said "individuals who have any combination of two
doses of an FDA approved/authorized or WHO emergency use listed
COVID-19 two-dose series are considered fully vaccinated."
The CDC plans to answer other questions and release a
contact tracing order for international air visitors by Oct. 25.
(Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Leslie Adler and