The Centre on Wednesday announced the details on Covid vaccines for the recovered patients. Anyone who has recovered from Coronavirus infection can get their shot three months post-recovery. The National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for COVID-19 (NEGVAC) also approved the decision.
Get a Covid Vaccine Shot Three Months Post-Recovery
Many people were skeptical about taking the Covid vaccine post-recovery. The government has deferred the vaccine by three months for the recovered patients. It is indeed a good decision. The government has taken this decision keeping the evolving pandemic situation in mind. Various researches and experiments were conducted before coming to this conclusion. Some experiments are still ongoing. Eventually, the government has set the time period to three months post-recovery. Any Covid infected patient can get vaccinated after three months of testing negative.
Recommendations Approved by the Union Ministry
The Union Ministry said that the government panel’s recommendation is based on facts and researches. Several global pieces of advice were taken into consideration before coming to this conclusion. Experts around the world were consulted before deciding a particular time period. The Covid situation in India is worsening. Henceforth, immediate action is needed. However, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has accepted these recommendations. These recommendations are also directed to the states and the Union territories.
Situations When Covid Vaccination Should be Deferred
- A proper lab testing positive report declaring that the individual is diagnosed with Coronavirus: The Covid vaccine should defer three months after testing negative.
- COVID-19 patients who have received anti-SARS-2 monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma- These people can get the vaccine three months later from the date they were discharged from the hospital.
- Individuals who have received the first dose and tested positive before receiving the second dose- these people can get the second dose three months later clinical recovery.
- People with any other general serious illness requiring hospitalization should also wait 4-8 weeks before getting the vaccine.