NewsIndiaIndia mulls 3 months vaccination deferment post Covid recovery

India mulls 3 months vaccination deferment post Covid recovery

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Kolkata, India: The Indian health ministry was mulling Thursday plans to consolidate a three months gap between vaccinating a person who has already gotten COVID-19 antibodies and who has gotten one dose of any vaccine given, as suggested by the National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for COVID-19 or NEGVAC.

Individuals with lab-proven COVID-19 disease should wait three months following recovery before receiving COVID-19 immunization, according to the Ministry. 

Furthermore, COVID-19 patients who have been administered anti-SARS-2 monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma should wait three months after being discharged from the hospital before receiving COVID-19 immunization.

It was also suggested that if a person becomes infected with COVID after receiving the first dose, the second dose be delayed for three months following clinical recovery.

Center ramps up free vaccine delivery to states and UTs

The Union Health Ministry has issued a notice informing States and UTs ahead of time about the availability of COVID vaccination doses it will deliver free of cost.

It has written to the States and UTs on the allocation of COVID vaccination doses from the Government channel, which is available free of charge, throughout May and the first fortnight of June.

It also included information on vaccine dosages that can be obtained directly by states and private hospitals during the months of May and June.

States will be able to plan better and more effectively as a result of this advanced visibility.

From May 1 to June 15, the Centre would supply free of charge to States a total of 5 crores 86 lakh and 29 thousand doses of the sanctioned COVID-19 vaccines.

Furthermore, until the end of June, a total of 4 crores, 87 lakh, and 55 thousand doses will be available for direct procurement by States and UTs.

States and UTs have been urged to develop a district-by-district, COVID Vaccination Centre (CVC)-by-CVC vaccine administration plan.

State governments and private CVCs must both post their vaccination calendars in advance on the CoWIN digital network.

They should stop publishing immunization calendars for single days. There must be no overcrowding at the CVCs, and the procedure of scheduling appointments via CoWIN must be simple.

Additional reportage via DD news.

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