As per State Government guidelines and Due to the limited availability of Covid-19 vaccines supplied by the Centre, MG Hiremath, Belagavi DC on Monday said to prioritise vaccinating those who are due for second dose of Covishield inoculation in the month of May.
According to experts, only those who have completed at least 12 weeks (84 days) after receiving the first dose of Covishield, will be eligible for the 2nd dose.
He said that Covid-19 vaccines are being distributed in all taluka hospitals, community health centers and primary health centers, depending on availability.
The immunisation panel has recommended increasing the gap between two doses of Covishield vaccine to 12-16 weeks, Eligible beneficiaries (health care workers, frontline workers and above 45 years of age), should receive a second dose within this timeline. visit the nearest vaccine centers (CVCs) and receive the 2nd dose, DC MG Hiramath Said.