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telegraphindia.com 07 Sep, 2021 01:45 am

Coronavirus outbreak: Kerala High Court allows early second dose of Covishield vaccine

Coronavirus outbreak: Kerala High Court  allows early second dose of Covishield vaccine
The court directed the Union government to make necessary alterations in the CoWIN portal to schedule the second dose four weeks after the first

Covid: Kerala High Court allows early second dose of Covishield The court directed the Union government to make necessary alterations in the CoWIN portal to schedule the second dose four weeks after the first Beneficiaries wait for Covid-19 vaccine doses at a camp in Gorakhpur on Monday PTI | Bangalore | Published 07.21, 12:59 AM Kerala High Court has allowed a garment manufacturer to administer the second dose of Covishield vaccine it has purchased for its employees without waiting for the 84-day gap since the government had permitted several sections of people to complete their vaccination schedule after 28 days of the first dose.The court, in its order dated September 3, directed the Union government to make necessary alterations in the CoWIN portal to schedule the second dose four weeks after the first., general manager of the company based in Kizhakkambalam in Ernakulam district, told The Telegraph on Monday that plans were afoot to start the second dose of vaccination from Tuesday.

“This is a huge relief for us since we have been waiting to get all our employees and their families to get the second dose.While some of them have already taken the second dose since they completed 84 days, a huge majority of them would benefit from this judgment,” he said.

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