Mumbai: India decided to stick to the 28-day interval between shots Covidshield Vaccines, but more and more evidence shows that longer intervals (nearly three months) will be better.In a study published in the medical journal The Lancet, from Oxford university (Where Covishield was developed) said, dose A single vaccination will result in a higher vaccine efficacy, not an interval of six weeks.
According to the study, the first dose of the vaccine can provide 76% protection for up to three months. Many doctors in India also proposed to the government the theory that the longer the antibody level, the better.
We believe that there should be a two-month interval between two shots. “Dr. Shashank Joshi said. Maharashtra Covid Task Force. Another important message of the new Lancet study is that a longer gap will allow countries to vaccinate a larger proportion of the population more quickly.
In the statement, the lead author of the study, Andrew Pollard (Andrew Pollard) from Oxford university “With limited supply, the initial policy of vaccinating more people with one dose may provide better immediate population protection than half of the population with two doses.”
The research team also found that the single-dose vaccine was very effective in the first three months (from 22 days after vaccination, the effectiveness was 76%). The Lancet study said: “Anti-SARS-CoV-2 synaptic protein antibody levels remained at similar levels within three months.”