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Don’t wait for govt SMS for second vaccine dose: minister

Get it within 42 days of the first one

SAMAA | - Posted: Aug 9, 2021 | Last Updated: 2 months ago
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Posted: Aug 9, 2021 | Last Updated: 2 months ago

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People across the country do not have to wait for an SMS from 1166 for their second dose of the coronavirus vaccines, said Special Assistant to the PM on Health Dr Faisal Sultan. "You can get the second dose of the vaccine ANYTIME after the minimum time interval has elapsed," he tweeted Monday. "Don't need to wait for reminder SMS from 1166." You can get your second shot within 42 days of the first one and still mount a full immune response, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If you have missed your second shot, you should get it as soon as possible. These vaccination centres in Karachi are open round the clock. Here are vaccine brands and their dose timelines: Pfizer-BioNTechType: mRNADoses: 2, 21 days apartModernaType: mRNADoses: 2, 28 days apartAstraZeneca-University of OxfordType: Adenovirus-basedDoses: 2, 4 to 12 weeks apartJohnson & JohnsonType: Adenovirus-basedDoses: 1Russia’s Sputnik V VaccineType: Adenovirus-basedDoses: 2 , 21 days apartSinovac BiotechType: Inactivated SARS-CoV-2 virusDoses: 2, 28 days apartNovavaxType: Protein-based vaccineDoses: 2, 21 days apartCanSino BiologicsType: Viral vector, loading an antigen from the SARS-CoV-2 virus onto an adenovirus.Doses: 1Bharat BiotechType: Inactivated SARS-CoV-2 virus using Whole-Virion Inactivated Vero Cell platform technologyDoses: 2, 28 days apartSinopharmType: mRNA vaccinesDoses: 2,  3 to 4 weeks apart Pakistan has immunised over 30 million people so far. Three special PIA airplanes brought two million doses of Sinopharm from China to Pakistan on Sunday. Another batch of 1.5 million CanSino doses will arrive in the country in the upcoming week. Experts have warned the country is battling the fourth wave of the virus. In the last 24 hours, Pakistan has reported 4,040 new coronavirus cases and 68 deaths. The infection rate has risen to 7.5%. Follow SAMAA English on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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People across the country do not have to wait for an SMS from 1166 for their second dose of the coronavirus vaccines, said Special Assistant to the PM on Health Dr Faisal Sultan.

“You can get the second dose of the vaccine ANYTIME after the minimum time interval has elapsed,” he tweeted Monday. “Don’t need to wait for reminder SMS from 1166.”

You can get your second shot within 42 days of the first one and still mount a full immune response, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

If you have missed your second shot, you should get it as soon as possible. These vaccination centres in Karachi are open round the clock.

Here are vaccine brands and their dose timelines:
Pfizer-BioNTech
Type: mRNA
Doses: 2, 21 days apart

Moderna
Type: mRNA
Doses: 2, 28 days apart

AstraZeneca-University of Oxford
Type: Adenovirus-based
Doses: 2, 4 to 12 weeks apart

Johnson & Johnson
Type: Adenovirus-based
Doses: 1

Russia’s Sputnik V Vaccine
Type: Adenovirus-based
Doses: 2 , 21 days apart

Sinovac Biotech
Type: Inactivated SARS-CoV-2 virus
Doses: 2, 28 days apart

Novavax
Type: Protein-based vaccine
Doses: 2, 21 days apart

CanSino Biologics
Type: Viral vector, loading an antigen from the SARS-CoV-2 virus onto an adenovirus.
Doses: 1

Bharat Biotech
Type: Inactivated SARS-CoV-2 virus using Whole-Virion Inactivated Vero Cell platform technology
Doses: 2, 28 days apart

Sinopharm
Type: mRNA vaccines
Doses: 2,  3 to 4 weeks apart

Pakistan has immunised over 30 million people so far. Three special PIA airplanes brought two million doses of Sinopharm from China to Pakistan on Sunday. Another batch of 1.5 million CanSino doses will arrive in the country in the upcoming week.

Experts have warned the country is battling the fourth wave of the virus. In the last 24 hours, Pakistan has reported 4,040 new coronavirus cases and 68 deaths. The infection rate has risen to 7.5%.

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