CDC says people with mixed-dose COVID-19 vaccinations will be eligible to enter U.S.

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WASHINGTON — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says people who received doses of two or more different COVID-19 vaccines will be considered eligible to enter the United States next month.

While the agency has stopped short of recommending the mixed-dose practice in the U.S., it now acknowledges that it is an increasingly common vaccination strategy elsewhere in the world.

That includes Canada, where nearly four million people are believed to have received doses of two different vaccines.

The CDC declaration is one of the last pieces of the puzzling delay in the gradual reopening of the Canada-U.S. border to fall into place.

The cascade of border news began earlier this week when the White House announced it would begin allowing fully vaccinated Canadians back over the land border next month.

Biden administration officials followed that up today with news that the travel restrictions would begin to lift Nov. 8.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 15, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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