When to get the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine? Read on to find out
The Central government, last week, increased the gap between Covishield vaccine doses to 12-16 weeks.
May 18, 2021 / 07:22 PM IST
As India struggles with an unprecedented surge in coronavirus cases, the country is also carrying out its inoculation drive which has now been opened for everyone above the age of 18 years.
Preparing for second dose?
Part of the population above 60 years and those over 45 years with comorbidities started receiving the jab from March 1. If you are waiting to receive your second dose, read on.
The Central government, last week, increased the gap between Covishield vaccine doses to 12-16 weeks. The two jabs of the Serum Institute of India (SII)-manufactured vaccine were earlier administered at a gap of six-to-eight weeks.Plan your Covishield vaccine second dose:
A government panel has recommended that those who have recovered from COVID-19 should delay their COVID vaccine for six to nine months after infection. The National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI) said, as reported by Network 18.
Earlier, the suggested gap by NTAGI panel was for six months. The panel has said that increasing the gap between having the infection and getting the first jab can further help increase antibodies, the report added.