Mixed dose woes: Some Canadians lost out on jobs abroad due to their mixed vaccines – CBC

Several countries don’t recognize people with mixed vaccines as being fully vaccinated

Aug 20, 2021

Having a mixed COVID-19 vaccine — two shots but with different vaccines — may do more than impede your travel plans. It could hurt your chances of working abroad.

Several countries don’t recognize people with mixed doses as being fully vaccinated.

That’s the general position in the United States where the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) currently doesn’t condone mixing COVID-19 vaccines.

Canadians can fly to the U.S. without showing proof of vaccination. However, many cruise lines departing the country have vaccination requirements — which are based on CDC guidelines.

As a result, some Canadian cruise ship workers say they lost out on jobs because they weren’t considered fully vaccinated due to their mixed vaccines.

“It was really heartbreaking,” said dancer Rosie Harbans of Toronto who performs in cruise ship shows. “This is how I make my money. This is how I live my life. This is my livelihood.”

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/mixed-dose-woes-some-canadian-cruise-ship-workers-lost-out-on-jobs-due-to-their-mixed-vaccines-1.6144914

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