New Delhi. The Ministry of Health has clarified on Saturday that those people who will be considered fully vaccinated will also get both doses of the corona vaccine Covaxin. Such a thing will also be necessary for people who have been cured of Kovid 19 (Corona Vaccine). Recently, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said in a study that a single dose of Covaxin is sufficient for people who have recovered from Kovid 19. This will protect them from re-infection (Coronavirus). Whereas non-infected people will have to get both doses.
The ICMR study found that those infected with Kovid-19 and taking a single dose of Covaxin elicited a similar immune response in those who had not previously been infected with Kovid-19 infection and had received both doses of the vaccine. This study was published in the Indian Journal of Medical Research.
However, the Health Ministry officials have clarified that so far there has been no change in the dosage of vaccination and no information has been issued about it. The official says that as per the schedule, people should take two doses for complete vaccination post-Covid infection and since there is no change in the protocol, there will be no change in the Kovin app.
Officials also said that both doses of the vaccine would be necessary for already infected persons for complete vaccination. Dr Samiran Panda, Senior Epidemiologist at ICMR told Times of India that two doses are necessary for complete vaccination. This should be followed.
ICMR has conducted a study, which was named- ‘Antibody Response to the BBV152 Vaccine in Individual Previously Infected with SARS CoV2’. It was attended by 114 healthcare professionals and frontline workers who were vaccinated with Covaxin between February and March.
The study also said that according to preliminary data, one dose of BBV152 in pre-infected individuals was equivalent to two doses for non-infected people.
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