Tom Lee who is double vaccinated with Pfizer and AstraZeneca reveals Moderna plan

Erin LyonsNCA NewsWire
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The Sydney man who received four doses of the Covid-19 vaccine and was forced to defend his decision, has revealed his plan for the nation’s latest innoculation option.

Tom Lee, 34, was fully immunised with both the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccine earlier this year, sparking outrage and allegations of queue jumping.

Speaking to The Project in July, he told host Waleed Aly he had “taken the risk with AstraZeneca” and felt he’d “earned the right” to get Pfizer afterwards.

“I just wanted to be fully vaccinated and have as many antibodies against the coronavirus as I could,” he said.

“We are in the middle of an outbreak here and I am feeling pretty good about it now.”

Despite the outbreak continuing to rage, Mr Lee now appears to feel comfortable with his immunity levels, telling Twitter followers he would not try to be jabbed with the Moderna vaccine.

The Sydney man, who received four doses of the Covid-19 vaccine and was forced to defend his decision, says he won’t be getting the Moderna vaccine.Tom Lee, 34, spoke to The Project in July and was questioned about whether he was taking a shot out of the arm of someone who needed the vaccine. Picture: Supplied
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Earlier this month, Mr Lee tweeted: “Big vaccination drive at the moment (but) not nearly enough of a ‘but who is Australia’s most vaccinated man’ drive”, prompting a follower to ask if he would now attempt to get Moderna now it had become available.

“No there's no need,” Mr Lee responded.

“It was funny in July when nobody was vaccinated but it (would) just be oddball behaviour now,” Mr Lee said.

When speaking to The Project in July, Mr Lee said claimed he had researched the impact of mixing vaccines and believed it was an effective way to fight off Covid-19.

“I didn’t go into it blind, there have been studies on mixing the vaccines. I read the summary about a study done in England where they were mixing AstraZeneca with Pfizer and the results were good,” he said.

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Health officials in Australia have not recommended this.

In July even the World Health Organisation warned people against mixing and matching Covid-19 vaccines.

“It’s a little bit of a dangerous trend here,” chief scientist at WHO Soumya Swaminathan said.

“It will be a chaotic situation in countries if citizens start deciding when and who will be taking a second, a third and a fourth dose.”

Australian experts do not recommend mixing vaccines due to limited studies but some nations have gone ahead with it.

Canada, for instance, was among the first countries to allow mixed vaccine dosing.

Originally published as Tom Lee who is double vaccinated with Pfizer and AstraZeneca reveals Moderna plan

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