Haryana Minister Who took COVID Vaccine Shot Tests Positive

Source: Freejournel

Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij on Saturday tested positive for the novel coronavirus, 15 days after he was administered a trial dose of Bharat Biotech’s Covid vaccine.

“I have been tested Corona positive. I am admitted in Civil Hospital Ambala Cantt. All those who have come in close contact to me advice to get themselves tested for Corona,” the minister informed through social media.

The pharmaceutical giant had announced the commencement of Phase 3 trials of its vaccine called COVAXIN on November 16 after which Mr which volunteered for its trial. Notably, the trial volunteers were said to receive two intramuscular injections approximately 28 days apart which means that Mr Vij was yet to receive the second dose of the vaccine.

Meanwhile, Bharat Biotech in a statement clarified that COVAXIN in clinical trials are based on a two-dose schedule, given 28 days apart. “The vaccine efficiency will be determined 14 days post the second dose,” it said.