Vaccine Recipients Will Not Get To Select From 2 Options In The Meantime: Centre
India has actually approved 2 vaccines for Covid for restricted emergency use – Covishield and Covaxin
The federal government hinted on Tuesday that for now, the COVID vaccine recipients will not have the option to select from the two vaccines just recently approved for limited emergency use in India.
Replying to a concern at an interview, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said, “At numerous locations in the world, more than one vaccine are being administered, however presently, in no nation, vaccine recipients have the choice of picking the shots.”
India has just recently authorized 2 vaccines for the viral disease for limited emergency use– Oxford University’s Covishield and Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin.
Mr Bhushan stated there will be a gap of 28 days in between 2 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and its effectiveness can be seen only after 14 days.
” So we prompt people to keep following COVID appropriate behaviour,” he said.
India will release its COVID-19 vaccination drive from January 16 with priority to be provided to almost 3 crore health care and frontline employees.
Mr Bhushan said 54.72 lakh of the entire stock of COVID-19 vaccine doses bought up until now were received by the designated nationwide and state-level vaccine stores till Tuesday afternoon, with the coronavirus inoculation drive set to begin from Saturday.
He said all the orders– 1.1 crore doses of Covishield from the Serum Institute of India and 55 lakh dosages of Covaxin from Bharat Biotech– will be gotten by January 14.
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