Healthcare Ministry increases gap between Covishield/AstraZeneca vaccine shots

Source : 112 Ukraine

The new gap will make 12 weeks
18:23, 20 April 2021

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Ukraine's Healthcare Ministry has increased the gap between the injections of first and second doses of Covishield/AstraZeneca vaccine. The new gap between the jabs is supposed to make 12 weeks. Press office of the Ministry reported that on April 20.

"The injection with the second dose [with Covishield/AstraZeneca] will be taking place 12 weeks after the first one! We will update you on the time and place of vaccination from Covid-19 via the contact number that you left during the injection", reads the message.

Earlier, results of a recent research were released in The Lancet magazine. According to the research, the efficiency of AstraZeneca vaccine after two standard doses injected during 12 weeks or more increased to 81.3 percent.

Related: European Commission not to extend contracts with AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson companies

The vaccination campaign with the use of AstraZeneca in Ukraine kicked off on February 24. 462,000 people have been vaccinated so far. Only two of these people received their second dose.

Due to the increase of the gap between the shots, the citizens who got injected with the Indian vaccine on February 24, are supposed to be re-vaccinated not later than on May 19.

Related: Denmark to permanently stop vaccination with AstraZeneca

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