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India achieves significant milestone of administering more than 5 crore doses of Corona vaccine

  • Integrity Education, Delhi
  • 24, Mar 2021
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Union Health Ministry has said that the revised time interval between two doses of COVID Vaccine is applicable only to Covishield and not to Covaxin vaccine.These two vaccines are being utilised in the ongoing vaccination drive.

Addressing media in New Delhi, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said that time interval between two doses of Covishield vaccine has been increased to 4 to 8 weeks after the first dose instead of earlier practiced interval of 4 to 6 weeks. He said, protection is enhanced if the second dose of Covishield is administered between 6 to 8 weeks but  not later than stipulated period of 8 weeks.

The Health Secretary added that in case of Covaxin , the time interval between the two doses continues to be 4 to 6 weeks.  He also informed that the government has allowed the citizens aged more than 45 years for COVID vaccination from 1st of April, 2021 and the conditions of comorbidities have been removed. He also informed that the registration for vaccination will begin from 1st of April. He said, the decision in this regard was taken as 88 per cent of all covid deaths are taking place  in the country  in the age group of 45 years and above.

Sources : News on AIR