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Over 4.38 lakh persons given second vaccine dose in Himachal

Vaccine vial. Photo: UK government

Shimla, June 16 (MNN) A total of 4,38,461 persons have been given the second dose of Covishield vaccine in Himachal  till date, the government said on Wednesday.

As many as 9,83,580 persons above the age of 45 and 7,36,647 persons above 60 have received the first dose. Out of these, 70,693 persons above 45 and 2,55,966 above 60 have received their second dose, a Health Department spokesperson said here.

The government said that people desirous of foreign travel for genuine purpose of education or jobs or Tokyo Olympics participation should get themselves registered on COWIN portal for getting 2nd vaccine dose after 28 days of their first dose.

The permission would be given by the Chief Medical Officers concerned only after checking the intervening period and genuineness of the purpose of travel abroad.

As per the recommendation by the National Expert group on vaccine Administration for Covid-19 (NEGVAC), the second dose has to be given at 12-16 weeks (84 days) after the first dose.

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