The Union Government of India has restated to the UTs and States that the booked appointments for the Covishield second dose before this change of the interval between the two Covishield doses, must be honored.
On Sunday, the informed Government says that the CoWIN portal reconfigured that shows the extension of the interval between two doses of Covishield in between 12-16 weeks.
The government said, “It clarifies that the requisite changes have now done in the CoWIN digital portal. As a result, further online or on-site appointments will not possible if the period after the first dose date for a beneficiary is less than 84 days. Additionally, already booked online appointments for the second dose of Covishield will remain valid and not canceled by CoWIN. Further, the beneficiaries advised rescheduling their appointments for a later date beyond the 84th day from the date of 1st dose vaccination.”
On May 13, Dr. NK Arora (the COVID Working Group) suggested the increase the gap between the first and second doses of the Covishield vaccine to 12-16 weeks. The Government of India has accepted this on May 13.
CoWIN Portal Adds Sputnik’s Doses Info
A message on the CoWIN portal reads that “The COVAXIN second dose should taken between 28 days to 42 days after taking the first dose. However, the 2nd dose should take between 84 days to 112 days after the first dose. Additionally, the second dose of SPUTNIK V should be taken over between 21 days to 90 days after the first dose.”