Vaccination for coronavirus can be taken three months after recovery, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on May 19.
“The National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for Covid-19’s (NEGVAC) recommendations have been based on the evolving situation of the COVID-19 pandemic and emerging global scientific evidence & experience,” the ministry said.
Stating the changes, the government said in a statement, “Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has accepted these recommendations.” These recommendations have been communicated to the States and UTs also.
“Based on available real-life evidence, particularly from the United Kingdom, the COVID-19 Working Group has agreed to increase dosing interval between two doses of Covishield to 12-16 weeks. No change in intervals for Covaxin was recommended,” the government said in its statement.
It was the second time in three months that the interval between Covishield dosage was increased.
India set a new record with 4529 Covid patients who died in the last 24 hours, the highest-ever in a day, and 2.67 lakh fresh infections were logged as a deadly second wave continues to affect lakhs every day in the country.