Covid: 3rd dose will be of the same vaccine as two earlier shots

Covid: 3rd dose will be of same vaccine as two earlier shots

Covid: 3Rd Dose
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NEW DELHI: Nearly 3 crore health and frontline employees will be eligible in January for the ‘preventative measure dosage’ of Covid vaccine that will be administered after a gap of 9 months from the second dose, official sources stated on Sunday. As of now, the 3rd jab that will likewise be provided to around three crore individuals above 60 with co-morbidities will be of the exact same vaccine that one had got in the first and 2nd instances.
On Saturday, PM Modi had announced that Covid vaccination of children in between 15-18 will start from January 3, whereas administration of “precaution dosages” of Covid vaccines for health and frontline workers along with for senior above 60 with co-morbidities will start from January 10. However, very few of the qualified elderly people may in fact be receiving the third dosage in January.



 Since Covishield accounts for bulk of (89%) the total 141 crore doses administered so far, it is approximated a maximum of one crore people above 60 with comorbidities would be eligible in January. Immunisation among children aged 15-to-18 will begin with Covaxin, which secured regulatory approval on Saturday for emergency usage in kids above 12 years. While Zydus Cadila’s ZyCoV-D has actually also been authorized for children above 12 years, it is still not part of the government’s programme.
” Any decision on mixing of dosages will be taken based upon clinical trial results,” an official said.
The government preserves there are appropriate doses available to be able to accommodate the additional load. States have a stock of 4 crore dosages of Covaxin and the demand for Covaxin in the 18-plus category has stopped in many states. As on Sunday, there are 18 crore unutilised dosages available with the states. The regular monthly production of Covaxin and Covishield is approximated at around 31 crore dosages.

Published at Sun, 26 Dec 2021 18:35:45 -0600

Covid: 3rd dose

Covid: 3rd dose

Covid: 3rd dose



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