Mumbai doctor tests positive for Covid-19 two days after recieving the second shot

Mumbai doctor tests positive for Covid-19 two days after recieving the second shot

The third phase of the inoculation drive started on Monday. In this phase, people who are above the age of 60 can get a shot of the COVID-19 vaccine. Along with this, many healthcare and front line workers that have got the first shot earlier are receiving the second dose. 

On Monday, a doctor from Mumbai's Sion Hospital tested positive for coronavirus. He had received the second shot of a COVID-19 vaccine just two days before testing positive. The doctor that tested positive, had developed minor symptoms and had undergone a test. After his result came positive, he has been admitted to SevenHills Hospital. He was living in a hostel so all his hostel mates have now been kept in isolation and their condition is being monitored. 

Cases of doctors testing positive after receiving the jab have been reported in the past too. In February, a doctor and a community health worker from BYL Nair Hospital in Mumbai have tested positive for COVID-19 just days after receiving the first doses of the vaccine. 

 Both received the Covishield vaccine produced by the Serum Institute of India (SII).

The doctor, a 46-year old man, received the first dosage of the vaccine on January 30 and didn’t suffer any side-effects. However, he tested positive roughly nine days later. Meanwhile, the health worker, a woman in her 50s, tested positive four days after the vaccine shot. Both have suffered moderate infection and are currently hospitalized. 

Experts have said that this illustrates the need for people to remain vigilant and follow the safety and health protocols even after receiving their first doses of vaccine. It is also believed that the effectiveness of the vaccine can be gauged only after 14 days after receiving the second dose.

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