Bhubaneswar: The due date for second dose of Covishield vaccine has been revised to 42 days (six weeks) after the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Therefore, beneficiaries visiting vaccination centre for second dose of Covishield between four and six weeks cannot be vaccinated and the Co-WIN portal will not allow the same, informed the Health and Family Welfare (H &FW) Department today.
The department has written a letter to all district Collectors, Municipal Corporations, Chief District Medical Officers (CDMOs) and Public Health Officer (PHOs) to ensure the same.
“The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has made modification in Co-WIN portal for second dose of Covishield with effect from today. The due date for the second dose has been revised to 42 days (6 weeks) after first dose, which was 28 days (4 weeks) earlier. You are requested to share the same with all officials, supervisor, vaccinators and verifiers,” the H & FW department said in the letter.
However, there has been no such modification for Covaxin.