Extension of gap between two Covishield doses is decision in right direction: Dr Soin

Updated:1 month, 1 week ago

New Delhi, May 13 (ANI): Chairman of Institute of Liver Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Arvinder Singh Soin on May 13 asked people who had tested positive not to take the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine for 6 months.“As per both recommendations, spacing out Covishield doses 12-16 weeks & asking people who have tested positive not to take the first dose for 6 months are steps in the right direction. The basic logic is you’re better protected if you had either a previous infection or one dose compared to those who have neither. These guidelines are meant to ensure that with our limited vaccine stock the largest possible proportion of the vulnerable population is protected as soon as possible. However, the scientific way of doing this would be to hold up vaccine for 6 months in those who have good anti-bodies level 2-3 months after testing positive,” the doctor said.

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