Dr V K Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog and Dr Randeep Guleria, Director of All India Institute of Medical Sciences have answered their doubts.
Doctors answer FAQ on COVID-19 vaccination
As per Dr Guleria, a person who caught Covid-19 can take the vaccine after three months from the day of recovery. Doing so will help the body develop stronger immunity and the effect of the vaccine will be even better.
Earlier in May, the National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for COVID-19 (NEGVAC) had shared fresh recommendations regarding COVID-19 vaccination. These recommendations are based on the evolving situation of the pandemic. This is based on emerging global scientific evidence and experience, the release says.
For individuals who have received at least the 1st dose and got COVID-19 infection before completion of the dosing schedule. The 2nd dose one can take 3 months after clinical recovery from COVID-19 illness.
Also, persons with any other serious general illness requiring hospitalization or ICU care should also wait for 4-8 weeks before getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
Covid vaccination to be deferred by 3 months after recovery from the illness. Moreover, for patients who have been given anti-SARS-2 monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma; for them Covid-19 vaccination to be deferred by 3 months from the date of discharge from the hospital.