2 min read.Updated: 06 Dec 2020, 10:36 AM IST Edited By Meghna Sen
In a tweet, Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij clarified saying that he was told that the effectiveness of India-made Covaxin would be determined only after a specific number of days after the second shot of the coronavirus vaccine is taken
Day after testing positive for Covid-19, Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij on Sunday said that he had received only the first shot of the two-dose Covaxin, India's indigenous coronavirus vaccine by Bharat Biotech.
The Haryana Health Minister has said that before being given the first shot in the Phase 3 trial of Bharat Biotech's Covid-19 vaccine, he was informed by the doctors that antibodies in the human body develop 14 days after getting the second dose.
In a tweet, 67-year-old Vij clarified saying that he was told that the effectiveness of Covaxin would be determined only after a specific number of days pass after the second shot of the Covid-19 vaccine is taken.
"Mujhe Covaxin lagane se pehle doctors ne bata diya tha ki vaccine ki doosri dose 28 din ke lagne ke 14 din baad hi antibodies banegi. Poori ehtiyaat baratne ke baad bhi main corona ke kaabu mein aa gaya [doctors had told me that the antibodies build up only after 14 days of getting the 2nd dose and I have only received the 1st dose of the coronavirus vaccine. The infection got me even after taking full precautions]," tweeted Anil Vij.
मुझे कोवेक्सिन लगाने से पहले डॉक्टरों ने बता दिया था कि वेक्सिन दूसरी डोज 28 दिन के बाद लगने के 14 दिन बाद ही अन्टोबोडी बनेगी । पूरी एहतियात बरतने के बाद भी मैंकरना के काबू आगया । मेरा सिविल हस्पताल में इलाज हो रहा है ओर मैं ठीक महसूस कर रहा हूँ ।
In a tweet, Anil Vij wrote, I have been tested Corona positive. I am admitted in Civil Hospital Ambala Cantt. All those who have come in close contact to me are advised to get themselves tested for corona.
Hours after the minister announced that he has tested positive for coronavirus, the Union Health Ministry said that Covaxin is a two-dose anti-coronavirus vaccine and Haryana Health minister Anil Vij, who had volunteered for its phase-three trial, was given only the first dose.
The BJP leader had offered to be the first volunteer in the Phase 3 trials for Covaxin, which is being developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research.
Many questions and concerns were raised over the efficacy of Covaxin after Anil Vij tested positive for coronavirus.
Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech also took to Twitter to allay any concerns over the efficacy of the Covaxin, saying "COVAXIN trials are based on a 2-dose schedule, given 28 days apart. The vaccine efficacy will be determined 2 weeks after the 2nd dose."