Dr. Anthony Fauci, a U.S. epidemiologist, has warned that increasing the gap between corona vaccine doses could pose a threat. He said extending the gap between the two doses of the vaccine would increase the spread of corona.
Fauci’s statement comes at a time when the Indian government last month widened the gap between two doses of Covishield from 12 to 16 weeks. The government says increasing the gap between two doses of the vaccine will increase the effectiveness of the vaccine. However, Fauci suggested that instead of increasing the gap in vaccination, a prescribed schedule should be followed. He said vaccines need to be given as soon as possible to thwart the virus.
He said that the Delta variant was first seen in India, which was the main reason for the second wave. Delta variants are spreading rapidly in many states of the country. He wants people to be vaccinated as soon as possible to prevent the third wave.