The effectiveness of Covishield will be higher if the interval in vaccines is more than 28 days: Serum Institute told NDTV

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Both the vaccines used in India (covishield of serum and bovine biotech of Bharat Biotech) are of two doses, to be given after a gap of 28 days,

New Delhi: Effectiveness increases if the difference between the two doses of Covishield prepared by the Serum Institute of India exceeds 28 days. A top serum scientist gave this information on Friday, a day before the vaccination of Covid Vaccine in India.

Both the vaccines used in India (covishield of serum and bovine biotech of Bharat Biotech) are of two doses, to be given after a gap of 28 days. Covaxin is an indigenous vaccine. Suresh Jadhav of the Ceram Institute said that the results would have been better had the interval between doses been a few weeks longer. Executive Director of Serum Institute of India, Dr.

Jadhav said, even if the interval lasts even four weeks, it gives better protection, but close to 70-80 percent. If the interval between the two vaccines is 6-8 weeks or more 10 weeks, the results are even better. He said that clinical trials of Phase 3 were conducted at intervals of 28 days, which became the standard. But even if the second dose is taken in a short time, it gives 70 percent protection.

Jadhav said, “If you want long-term and high levels of protection, then it is better to take it at intervals of 6 to 8 weeks. Dr. Jadhav also clarified that after taking the first dose, the second time the vaccine Must be taken as it serves important protection. On the question of vaccination for people recovering from corona virus, he said, “People should take the vaccine even after the infection of Kovid-19. It has been seen that people There may also be an infection again.

Is there a possibility of virus infection even after taking the vaccine? Yes, even after taking the Corona Vaccine, Corona can engulf you, it happens in all diseases. The difference will be that you will get an infection, but you will not get the disease. It will be very mild and without symptoms.

Can different doses be taken in two doses? In the same way, there are many more. He also said that both vaccines should not be mixed. On the question of taking different vaccines in both doses, Dr. Jadhav said, different vaccine doses are different, different technology, so no one should take both vaccines.

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