UK To Reduce Gap Between Two Doses Of Covid Vaccine, Concern Over Indian Variant
London: The gap for second dose of Covid vaccine after the first jab shall be reduced in the United Kingdom amid concerns over the coronavirus variant identified in India, informed Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
There shall be eight weeks of gap between doses, which was earlier 12 weeks, further added PM Johnson.
The variant identified in India has been found to be more transmissible compared to other variants which could create a disruption in the easing process of lockdown that is scheduled for the month of June.
The health ministry said that B1.617.2 variant is spreading rapidly in northwest England and to a lesser extent in London hence a decisive action has to be taken to further control its spread.