The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine is being manufactured locally by the Serum Institute of India.
When the vaccine is injected into a patient, it prompts the immune system to start making antibodies and primes it to attack any coronavirus infection. The jab is administered in two doses given between four and 12 weeks apart. It can be safely stored at temperatures of 2C to 8C and can easily be delivered in existing health care settings such as doctors’ surgeries
How effective is Covishield?
International clinical trials of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine showed that when people were given a half dose and then a full dose, effectiveness hit 90%.
But there was not enough clear data to approve the half-dose, full-dose idea.
However, unpublished data suggests that leaving a longer gap between the first and second doses increases the overall effectiveness of the jab – in a sub-group given the vaccine this way it was found to be 70% effective after the first dose.
About the vaccination drive:
PVS Sec 47 vaccination camp (COVISHIELD only) in association with Columbia Asia Hospital is confirmed for 16th June 2021 at PVS Club
1. You should be an eligible recipient of vaccine as per government requirements so please check on the same before you proceed in case you are denied vaccination by the hospital staff due to eligibility there would be no refund.
Please note that all the payments made for the booking of the vaccination will be duly processed to Columbia Asia Hospital, Palam Vihar, Gurugram