- Centre reduces 84-day vaccine interval for people travelling abroad
- Changes made only for people travelling abroad for work/education/sports
- Second dose must be administered after at least 28 days: Centre
The second dose of coronavirus vaccine Covishield can be administered to people travelling abroad for work, education or sports before the prescribed 84 days interval, the government said in a statement.
The Health Ministry however said that the second dose must be administered after at least 28 days.
The move will help people travelling abroad within the 84 days interval for studies or work and also help sportspersons in India's contingent to the Tokyo Olympics.
Relevant documents will be verified before the vaccine is administered, the order said.