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No adverse effect if second dose of different COVID-19 vaccine taken, but it needs scrutiny: Govt

Any vital opposed impact is unlikely if the second dose of a unique COVID-19 vaccine is run, however reaching a agency opinion on this can want extra scrutiny and understanding, the Centre stated on Thursday.

It, nevertheless, clarified that each doses administered to a person ought to be of the identical vaccine as per the present protocol.

The clarification comes following reviews that well being employees in Uttar Pradesh’s Siddharthnagar district administered Covaxin to 20 villagers who had been given Covishield within the first dose.

NITI Aayog member (Well being) V Okay Paul stated the incident wanted to be investigated.

“Any vital opposed impact is unlikely if the second dose of a unique COVID-19 vaccine is given. In reality, there’s a narrative that is happening that taking doses of two totally different vaccines can result in stronger immunity… however for a agency opinion, extra scrutiny and understanding might be required,” he stated at a presser.

Commenting on the UP incident, he stated, “Even when it has occurred, it shouldn’t be a reason behind concern for the person, however I urge all well being employees to provide second dose of the identical vaccine.”

The incident was reported from the first well being centre in Barhni the place folks from Audahi Kala and one other village obtained Covaxin pictures on Might 14.

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