Gap between 2nd COVID-19 jab and precaution dose reduced to six months
On Wednesday, the Ministry of Health said it would reduce the gap between the second and prophylactic doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for all adults to six months in light of the recommendations of the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (NTAGI). Decided. Previously, the time interval between the second vaccination and the safe dose was 9 months. In a notification to the
state, the Ministry of Health, in light of evolving scientific knowledge and global practices, the NTAGI Permanent Technical Subcommittee (STSC) has set a period between the second and prophylactic doses. Revise from the existing 9 months or 39 weeks to 6 months or 26 weeks. A letter signed by Health Minister Rajes Boushan,
, said the center “decided to vaccinate all beneficiaries aged 18-59 years 6 months or 26 weeks after the date of the second vaccination. I added. At the Private COVID-19 Vaccine Center (CVC). “Free prophylactic doses for beneficiaries over the age of 60, and for healthcare professionals (HCWs) and frontline workers (FLWs), 6 months or 26 weeks after the second dose at the state CVC. It will be administered. .. Corresponding changes have been made to the CoWIN system to facilitate new dispensing.
Meanwhile, the COVID-19 vaccination platform Co-WIN will be reused as a platform for universal immunity, blood donation, and subsequent organ donation. RS Sharma, Chief of CoWIN and CEO of the National Board of Health.