Instruction Given to Take 2nd Dose of AstraZeneca Vaccine

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The Health Directorate has instructed those who did not receive the second dose of Oxford-AstraZeneca at the scheduled time to be given the dose quickly from any center.

The directive was issued in a circular signed by Shamsul Haque, member secretary of the vaccination management task force committee and line director of the department, on Tuesday (August 31).

It said that since the introduction of the Covid-19 (AstraZeneca) vaccine on February 7, a section of the population registered for the shortage of supplies has been waiting a long time for the second dose with the first dose. As there is currently an adequate supply of these vaccines, steps need to be taken to expedite vaccination of those waiting for the second dose.

Those receiving the first dose of the vaccine (AstraZeneca) must show the vaccine card, administe the second dose of Oxford vaccine from any center subject to availability, and update the information by scanning the QR code.

HIV, AHI, health assistants and family welfare assistants will tell people who have missed out on the second dose of the vaccine during a home visit to do so, and will encourage them to get vaccinated quickly, the statement said.

The first dose should be given along with the second dose from the supplied Covid-19 (AstraZeneca) vaccine. The first dose of AstraZeneca must be completed by September 9.

At all levels, daily VLMIS vaccinations, vaccinations and current stock information need to be updated regularly and accurately. Instructions were requested for the implementation of these measures on an urgent basis.

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