This is a key update regarding the Rona vaccine. The central government has written to all state governments and union territories to increase the gap between vaccine doses from 6 to 8 weeks. Covshield clarified that this provision applies only to the vaccine. According to the current procedure, the second dose is given 28 days after the first dose of the vaccine. That is, a second dose is given between 4 and 6 weeks.
Kovshield and Kovaggin are the only two vaccines offered in the country. Kovagzine was developed by domestic pharma giant Bharat Biotech, while Oxford-Astrogenene vaccine is being manufactured by Pune-based Serum Institute of India under the name Kovishield.
The Center said the latest decision was in line with the recommendations of the National Technical Advisory Group of Immunization and the National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for Kovid-19. He said the decision was based on various scientific evidence. So far 4.50 crore people in the country have been vaccinated as part of the two-phase vaccination process. Coming up with this update at a moment like this has become a topic of discussion.