Activist Raman Sharma had filed a query under the Right to Information Act (RTI), seeking to know from the government how many people had received the first dose of vaccines, Covishield and Covaxin, but did not.
the second within the stipulated time.
In response to the query, the COVID-19 Vaccine Administration Cell of the Union Ministry of Health said that it is recommended that the second dose of Covishield be taken within 84-112 days after the first, while in the case from Covaxin the gap should be between 28-42 days.
“The total number of vaccinated (beneficiaries) who received their first dose of Covishield vaccine but did not receive their second dose within the stipulated time period as prescribed by the Government of India according to the Report due from the Co-WIN portal is 3,40,72,993 (data as of August 17, 2021), “read the response.
In addition, he said that the total number of beneficiaries who received their first dose of the Covaxin vaccine but did not receive the second within the stipulated time period as prescribed by the government according to the corresponding report from the Co-WIN portal is 46,78,406 (data as August 17, 2021).
“It is recommended that vaccinates who received their first dose of the vaccine receive their second dose in the stipulated period. There is no recommendation for vaccinated people who received their first dose of COVID vaccine but did not receive the second dose within the stipulated period according to as prescribed by the Government of India to get your first dose again, “he said.
In the Frequently Asked Questions sections of the website, the government recommends that “both doses of vaccine should be taken to obtain the full benefit of vaccination.”
“Both doses must be of the same type of vaccine,” he says.