Centre Asks States to Increase Gap Between 2 Doses of Covishield by 6-8 Weeks for 'Enhanced Protection'

India's health ministry on Monday wrote to states asking them to administer second AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine doses to recipients within six to eight weeks, from the current guideline of four to six weeks.

The government said the vaccine’s protection was enhanced if the second dose of COVISHIELD is administered between 6-8 weeks.