Don't skip 2nd dose of Covid vaccine after receiving 1st jab

Sun Online Desk

27th April, 2021 02:40:59 printer

Don't skip 2nd dose of Covid vaccine after receiving 1st jab

If you have received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine but got infected with the novel coronavirus, there is no need to worry about the status of your vaccination as you can go for the second dose soon after recovery, said head of SGPGI’s microbiology department Prof Ujjala Ghoshal.

According to medical experts, the prescribed number of vaccine doses should be taken and no one should skip it without expert advice, Times of India reported.

“The infection will leave a person with some antibodies but it is still not known for how long natural immunity lasts. The full dose of vaccine will provide better antibodies against the disease and its severity,” she said.

Prof Ghoshal said it was imperative to take the same vaccine (Covaxin or Covishield) for both the doses and mixing of the two should not be done.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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