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Patients Recovered from COVID-19 Now Have to Wait for 6 Months Before Getting Jab

The National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI) has recommended that the gap between Covidshield doses be increased to 12-16 weeks.

Patients Recovered from COVID-19 Now Have to Wait for 6 Months Before Getting Jab

Sentinel Digital Desk

NEW DELHI: The government panel, National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI) said those who recovered from Covid-19 should wait for six months before getting vaccinated.

The panel also recommended the gap between Covidshield doses be increased to 12-16 weeks.

While pregnant women may be offered the choice to take any Covid-19 vaccine while lactating women are eligible for jabs any time after childbirth.

In the case of individuals who have received the first dose and before completion of the dosing schedule if they test positive for Covid-19, they should wait for 4-8 weeks after clinical recovery from the illness. Read more

Also, Covid-19 patients who have been given anti-SARS-CoV-2 monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma may defer Covid-19 vaccination for three months from the day of discharge from hospital, the recommendations stated.

It is to be mentioned here that, earlier in March, the Centre had increased the gap between two doses of the Serum Institue of India (SII) vaccine from 28 days to six to eight weeks. No change has been suggested for intervals between the two doses of Bharat Biotech's Covaxin.

According to the current vaccination protocol, pregnant and lactating women should not be administered the shots as they have not been part of any anti-coronavirus vaccine clinical trial so far.


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