Government panel suggests increasing gap between two doses of Covishield to 12-16 weeks | India News

Government panel suggests increasing gap between two doses of Covishield to 12-16 weeks | India News

NEW DELHI: The government panel National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI) on Thursday recommended increasing the gap between two doses of Covishield vaccine to 12-16 weeks, as per PTI sources.
The panel has also suggested that pregnant women may be offered the choice to take any Covid-19 vaccine and that lactating women can be inoculated any time after delivery.
The NTAGI has also stated that those having laboratory test proven SARS-CoV-2 illness should defer Covid-19 vaccination for six months after recovery, the sources said.
Currently, the interval between two doses of Covishield is four to eight weeks.
While no change in the dosage interval for Covaxin has been suggested by the panel.
The recommendations of the NTAGI will be sent to the National Expert Group on Vaccine Adminstration for Covid-19.
(With agency inputs)

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