New Delhi. The Union Health Ministry on Saturday clarified that covaxin is a corona virus vaccine with two doses and Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij was given only the first dose. Vij has announced that he has been infected with the Corona virus. Covaxin is an indigenous potential vaccine that India Biotech is developing in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research ( ICMR ) . Vij offered to become the first volunteer in the Phase III trial of covaxin.
After Anil Vij's announcement of being infected, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday that antibodies against the infection form in a person just days after taking the second dose of the vaccine. It is a two-dose vaccine and the minister took only one dose of the vaccine. Haryana Health Minister Vij also said that antibodies start to form after taking the second dose and a second dose is given 28 days after the first dose. In the mean time there is no protection. The 67-year-old Vij was given the first dose on 20 November. Vij said that experts know better about how Kovid vaccine works.
He said, "I was told that antibodies start to form after the second dose and the second dose is given 28 days after the first dose. And, completely antibodies are formed 14 days after the second dose. So this whole cycle is 42 days. There is no protection during this period. ”When asked about his health, the minister said that he has a sore throat, fever and body ache. The BJP leader said, "But, overall I am fine." Vij said that he had gone to Panipat a few days ago, where he had spent two-three hours with a BJP leader. That BJP leader has also been found infected with the Corona virus.