International travelers with mixed WHO/FDA-approved COVID19 doses will be permitted to enter US: CDC

Late on Friday, in a statement the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said, international travelers who have taken a mixed-dose coronavirus vaccines will be permitted to enter the country.

Last week, the CDC had said, it would accept any vaccine authorized for use by U.S. regulators or the World Health Organization for travelling to the United States.

“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,” said CDC’s spokeswoman.

On Friday the White House had said, new vaccine requirements for international travelers to the United States shall commence from November 8.

In a statement the CDC said, vaccines approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as well as those authorized by the WHO, will be accepted for entry into the country.

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 will release a contact tracing order for international air travelers by October 25.

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