Speaking to TOI, M Raghuram, a 62-year-old resident of Kukatpally, said, “I took the first dose of my vaccine last week. A few people are saying that the second dose will not be effective if I wait for more than a month before my second dose. The government on the other hand has revised the time window within which the second dose of the Covishield vaccine can be taken. I’m confused about when I should get my second dose.”
The Centre on Monday asked all states and union territories to administer the second dose between six to eight weeks — but not later than eight weeks — instead of the present four to six weeks window. “I took the second dose of the vaccine after waiting for 28-days as advised by the government earlier. Does that mean the vaccine I took will not be effective?” asked G Gopal, a frontline worker.