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Covid India Updates | Fact Check: Is single dose of Covishield vaccine enough?

When the world is grappling with Covid-19, it has become crucial to prioritize your health. Owning a healthy lifestyle, getting vaccinated and following covid appropriate behavior is the need of the hour.

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New Delhi Updated on: June 03, 2021 14:56 IST
Covid India LIVE Updates | Fact Check: Is single dose of Covishield vaccine enough?
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Covid India LIVE Updates | Fact Check: Is single dose of Covishield vaccine enough?

When the world is grappling with Covid-19, it has become crucial to prioritize your health. Owning a healthy lifestyle, getting vaccinated and following covid appropriate behavior is the need of the hour. Covid-19 is known to have an inflammatory impact on the respiratory system. Health experts advise keeping your blood sugar levels as well as the oxygen level in check. With Covid lockdown, work from home and long working hours have also impacted people's health, which has further made them an easy victim of coronavirus.

 

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  • 7:20 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

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    The news of having one dose of covishield vaccine is enough is completely wrong. There is no change in the vaccination process of Covishield and after 12 weeks it is necessary to take a second dose. "Covishield's schedule in India is 2 doses, no change has been made" Dr. VK Paul, Member (Health) NITI Aayog.

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