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COVID vaccines

Delta-hit ASEAN turns to vaccine 'mixing and matching,' boosters

Five things to know about how shortages and doubts are impacting COVID jab plans

Sinovac vials at a hospital in Jakarta: Indonesian health officials hope mixing vaccines will offer health workers better protection.   © Reuters

JAKARTA -- With the advent of COVID-19 vaccines, the hope was that a straightforward two-dose regimen would carry countries toward herd immunity.

But faced with myriad issues -- from the spread of the highly transmissible delta variant to supply shortages and doubts over certain vaccines -- authorities around Southeast Asia are rethinking their inoculation strategies.

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