Hyderabad: The Telangana government has decided to increase the gap for the second dose of the Covishield vaccine to 14-16 weeks after taking the first dose of it.
The note by the Director of the Public Health and Family Welfare under the Telangana government also mentioned that in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) region, 100 government-run Covid vaccination centres will operate for the first dose for 18 years and above age group from July 1.
Originally made to be administered at a gap of 8-12 weeks, the duration between two Covishield vaccine has been increased by a lot of authorities following the research showing better antibody responses with longer gaps.
As per the report by The News Minute, while the Government authority’s true stand is that it wishes to focus on the first dose of vaccination, reports propose that the move may have been incited because of a shortage of dosages in the state, because of absence of supply from the Union government.
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In Jurisdictions of all the remaining urban bodies, 204 government Covid vaccination centres will focus on work to control the first dose to individuals in this age group.
For getting vaccinated at one or the other class of vaccination focuses, recipients should enroll themselves on the CoWIN portal ahead of time.
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The notice by the Director of the Public Health and Family Welfare under the Telangana government also mentioned that in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) region, 100 government run Covid vaccination centres will focus for the first dose for 18 years and above age group.
The first dose of the Covid-19 vaccination will be given to the recipient aged 18 years or above at all 636 primary health centres in rural regions of Telangana.
The notice further reads this vaccination drive will be held in walk-in mode and will not require CoWIN registration.