COVID-19 Vaccine panel India has recommended the Covid-recovered to take vaccine only after 6 months. They also said the gap between two doses of Covishield should be increased to 12 to 16 weeks.
Vaccinate after six months, covid recovered
According to the government health panel, those who have been infected with COVID-19 should not go for vaccinated for at least six months after recovery. Also, it is advised that the gap between two doses of Covishield should be extended to 12 to 16 weeks and pregnant women should be able to choose their vaccine.
Meanwhile, those who have taken the first dose of vaccine and test positive before the second shot should wait for four to eight weeks after recovering from the infection said the panel.
Additionally, COVID-19 patients who have been given monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma can delay vaccination for three months from the day they are out of the hospital, the recommendations say.
The ones who have other serious illnesses, requiring hospitalization or ICU care, should also wait for four to eight weeks before getting the next vaccine.
The suggestions from the health panel come after the incidents where many states have announced a shortage of vaccines and have said they will float global tenders to import them.