Serum Institute of India (SII) President Cyrus Poonawalla said here on Friday that the ideal gap between two doses of Covishield is two months and another dose of the vaccine should be taken after six months. When asked about a report published in the medical magazine Lancet that the anti-coronavirus antibodies produced from the vaccine Kovishield, made by SII, decreased after some time, Poonawalla said that it is true that the antibodies are reduced. but the ‘memory cell’ remains.
Poonawalla said that after six months, the antibodies subside and so I have taken the third dose. We have given the third dose to seven to eight thousand employees of our SII. For those who have completed the second dose, I request them to take a booster dose (3rd dose) after six months. He was speaking at a press conference after receiving the prestigious Lokmanya Tilak Award here.
Serum Institute’s Cyrus Poonawalla told how Kovishield Vaccine was launched soon
Three months gap due to lack of vaccine
Cyrus Poonawalla said the ideal gap between two doses of Covishield is two months. “Since there is a shortage of vaccines, the Modi government has reduced this period to three months, but a gap of two months is ideal,” Poonawalla said. He also said that the lockdown is not an effective way to deal with the virus. He claimed that in most cases the deaths were due to negligence and delay in reporting the infection to doctors.
Covid-19 Vaccine: SII Chief Cyrus Poonawalla said – After getting two doses of vaccine, booster dose of Kovishield is also necessary