Covid after 1st jab? When should you take your second dose? All your vaccine FAQs answered

Covid after 1st jab? When should you take your second dose? All your vaccine FAQs answered on the Doctors’ Roundtable with India Today TV Consulting Editor Rajdeep Sardesai.

Q: What’s the logic behind the 12-to-16-week gap for the second dose of Covishield? Where does that go away those that took it with a 4, 6 or 8-week hole?

DR. HEMANT THACKER, CONSULTANT PHYSICIAN & CARDIOMETABOLIC SPECIALIST, BREACH CANDY, JASLOK, BHATIA AND RELIANCE HOSPITALS, MUMBAI:

Let me guarantee all people who has taken it with a 4, 6 or 8-week hole, there’s no drawback. You received your antibodies and they’re going to keep for a similar period of time. As time goes by, increasingly more information is amassed. Covid is instructing us to study. So, in the event that they need to improve the hole to 12 to 16 weeks, allow them to do it. But the individuals, who’ve already taken it, don’t sulk. You have each doses; you have the certificates, be comfortable. If you do want a 3rd dose, you will want it after 6-8 months. Even the US will not be positive in the event that they need to inoculate a booster dose. For now, two doses appear to be sufficient.

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Q: If I had one dose of the vaccine, after which get the virus after a few weeks, when am I legitimate for a second dose? Also, can Sputnik be taken after you have taken Covishield?

DR. SUBRAMANIAN SWAMINATHAN, DIRECTOR, INFECTIOUS DISEASES, GLENEAGLES GLOBAL HEALTH CITY, CHENNAI:

People who’ve Covid as soon as, they have a tendency to have immunity for about three months. If you have one dose of the vaccine and have Covid, it’s very a lot potential that Covid itself acts as a booster to the primary vaccine. A 3-month advice is okay. If you get Covid after the second jab, you don’t want it once more. You have glorious safety towards extreme sickness. Having Covid after the second dose will not be the worst factor to occur. It’s not as unhealthy as having Covid with out vaccination. As for your second query, I’ll await information earlier than I can say which vaccines can be mixed. You don’t need to be the guinea pig except you don’t have a selection.

Q: Since youngsters can’t be vaccinated at this stage, what precautions do you recommend to maintain them protected?

DR. ANUPAM SIBAL, SENIOR PEDIATRICIAN & GROUP MEDICAL DIRECTOR, APOLLO HOSPITALS GROUP, DELHI:

First, the dad and mom should get vaccinated. That will shield them and their youngsters. We must teach children Covid-avoidance behaviour. The dad and mom should stroll the discuss. Vaccination for kids is crucial. It’s simply going to take a little bit of time. We can’t afford to have such a big inhabitants susceptible.

And a couple of extra issues:
Covid-positive moms can breastfeed infants.
We have an advisory about vaccinating pregnant women.
There is not any correlation between vaccination and planning a household.

As for the final vaccine safety query, we performed a research 100 days after vaccinating our healthcare staff at Apollo Delhi. We checked out 3,385 docs, nurses and technicians, and we discovered that 2.62 per cent of them developed Covid. But the excellent news is that solely two of them required admission. Nobody went into ICU. You don’t get severely sick if you take the vaccine. Your life is saved.

Q: Is the excessive fee of infections a suggestion that antibodies from the primary wave aren’t working?

DR. LANCELOT PINTO, CONSULTANT PULMONOLOGIST, PD HINDUJA HOSPITAL & MRC, MUMBAI:

Studies present that each 36 days, antibodies halve. It is to be anticipated that antibodies will decline with time. The safety is prone to wane after 6 to eight months. Re-infections are extra this 12 months however they’re nonetheless uncommon.

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