Covishield vaccine: Govt agrees with HC verdict; Centre should take final decision, says CM

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Thiruvananthapuram: The state government fully agrees with the high court verdict regarding the gap between two doses of Covishield vaccine, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan informed in a press meet on Tuesday. However, the central government should take a final decision on this matter, he added.

The high court had stated in its verdict that the second dose of Covishield vaccine can be taken four weeks after the first dose is received. The chief secretary and health secretary will inform the state government’s stand on this matter to the concerned officials of the Centre, the CM said.

The vaccination in the state is above the national average. Almost 3 crore inoculations took place in the state including first and second doses. Though shortage of vaccine affected the mass vaccination drives, 10 lakh fresh doses were brought the other day, he added.

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