Covid-19 vaccination drive:
Booster shot round begins in
The drive to administer the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine
to those who have been covered in the first phase began across
Gujarat on Monday.
As per medical protocols, beneficiaries are supposed to take the
second jab, also known as the booster shot, within four to six
weeks of the first dose being administered, officials said.
The vaccination drive began in the state along with the rest of the
country on January 16 and, so far, 7.91 lakh persons have been
administered the first dose, said MA Pandya, state director,
National Health Mission.
"Today, we started giving the second dose to those who were
given the first shot 28 days ago," he said.
Dr Mona Desai, national chairperson of Indian Medical
Association's women's wing, who was among those who got the
booster shot on Monday, said people should not get overconfident
and must continue to follow all COVID-19 norms like social
distancing and masks.
"I have received a second dose of the vaccine today. Antibodies
start developing in the body only after taking this booster shot.
Till that happens, each and everyone must wear a mask and
maintain social distancing," said Desai. Read More