Bhubaneswar (SunstarTV Bureau): The Health and Family Welfare department director Bijay Panigrahi, today informed that if a person administered Covid-19 vaccine will not be given a second shot of the vaccine if he/she found to be infected with the virus after receiving first dose.
“Antibodies get created 42 days after the first shot of the vaccine and 14 days after the second dose. If a person again tests positive for the virus in between the first and second dose, then the second shot will not be administered to him or her,” Panigrahi said.
He further added, “Total of 41 deep freezers have reached Odisha and those will be sent to all districts across the State. Meanwhile, vaccines have been sent to all cold chains and vaccination centers across the State.”
The first phase vaccination in Odisha scheduled from January 16 with preparations reaching its final stages across the State.
On Wednesday, the State Health and Family Welfare Department had issued guidelines with regard to Covid-19 vaccination to be carried out from January 16 at around 160 sessions in different districts and Municipal Corporations in Odisha.
Notably, Covishield and Covaxin vaccine with a shelf life of six months will be supplied to the State.