Online appointment for 2nd dose of Covishield only after 84 days

CoWIN Portal has been reconfigured to reflect the change in the minimum interval of dosages pertaining to Covishield Vaccine. Beneficiaries will now have to wait 12 to 16 weeks after 1st dose, for the 2nd dose. Changes that have been done in CoWIN Portal are as follows.

Already booked online appointments for 2nd dose will remain valid and are not being cancelled by CoWIN. Beneficiaries should reschedule their appointments for the 2nd date beyond the 84th day from the date of the 1st dose of vaccination.

Further Online or On-site appointments will not be possible if the period after 1st dose date for a beneficiary is less than 84 days.

If however, a pre-booked beneficiary chooses to take the 2nd dose of the vaccine even if the period for him/her is less than 84 days, CoWIN system will allow vaccination of such beneficiaries.

“In light of the above, it is reiterated that the online appointments booked for the 2nd dose of Covishield prior to this change, must be honored. The field staff may be instructed that, if such beneficiaries do come for vaccination, the second dose must be administered and they must not be turned away” said Vikas Sheel (Additional Secretary), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India in a press release.

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