The U.S. land border is reopening, but Canadians with mixed vaccines are still in limbo – CBC

AstraZeneca should be OK but no indication yet if mixing it with another vaccine is acceptable

Oct 14, 2021

While it’s welcome news that the U.S. will reopen its shared land border with Canada to non-essential travel in early November, some Canadians with mixed vaccine doses aren’t celebrating just yet.

That’s because at the same time the U.S. reopens the land border, it will start requiring that foreign land and air travellers entering the country be fully vaccinated.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) currently doesn’t recognize mixed COVID-19 vaccines — such as one dose of AstraZeneca, and one dose of Pfizer or Moderna — and hasn’t yet said if travellers with two different doses will be blocked from entry when the vaccine requirement kicks in.

“CDC will release additional guidance and information as the travel requirements are finalized later this month,” said spokesperson Jade Fulce in an email on Wednesday.

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