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The decision to widen the gap between the two levels of Covishield was made on the basis of scientific evidence, the NTAGI president made clear.

On May 13, the Union Ministry of Health said that the recommendations of the Covid-19 working group had been accepted and that the gap between the two levels of Covishield was being widened to 12-1. Per week.

New Delhi: The coronavirus vaccine is being administered to people over the age of 18 in India. The government has increased the difference between the two levels of Covishield from 12 to 16 weeks, which has caused confusion among the people. Now NK Aurora, chairman of the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (NTFI), has given his views on the issue and asked whether the decision to widen the gap between the two levels was correct.

‘Scientific decision making’

NTGI chairman NK Aurora said the decision to widen the gap between the two doses of the anti-coronavirus vaccine Covishield was made on the basis of scientific evidence. According to a tweet from the Union Health Ministry, NK Aurora said there was no disagreement among the group members about widening the gap.

The difference between the 2 doses has been changed 3 times

When the coronavirus vaccine was introduced in the country on 1 January, the difference between the 2 doses of Covishield was fixed at 4-6 weeks. After that, on March 22 it was changed and it was upgraded to 6-8 weeks. Subsequently, on May 13, the Union Ministry of Health said that the recommendations of the Covid-19 working group have been accepted and the gap between the two levels of Covishield is being widened to 12-1. Per week.

The NTGI chairman has ended the debate

Recently, there have been reports that three of the 14 members of the NVTI do not agree with the decision to widen the gap between the two levels of Covishield, saying that the NTSAI does not have enough data to make such a recommendation. Ending the controversy, NTAGI chairman NK Aurora said the decision was based on science.

2 vaccines. Vaccines worth Tk. 19 crore have been given

According to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW), so far (June 1, 7 am) 226.19 million 2 thousand 14 doses of corona vaccine have been given across the country. So far 21 crore 2 lakh 26 crore 2 lakh 71 thousand 921 first doses have been administered in the country, 4 crore 92 lakh 90 thousand 99 people have taken both doses.

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