The extension of the second dose of the Covishield vaccine from 4 weeks to 6-8 weeks is a significant move.
The actual reason for the extension whether there is a scarcity of vaccines or the medicine helps to develop immunity only after 8 weeks is not known yet.
But the time period between the first and second dose of the Covishield vaccine has been increased.
The spread of the virus across the country might be the reason for the extension. It is wrong to judge that the disease spreads because of the lack of vaccines.
Even for those who are vaccinated, it is said that it might take at least 45 days to develop resistance against the virus.
Around sixty thousand people were newly affected by COVID-19 last Friday marking the number to be the maximum in the last few months.
The decision of the government might balance the shortage of vaccines and at the same time, many people could be protected from COVID-19.
Despite fixing a target of 50 lakh vaccinations per day, it is not reached.
It must be kept in mind that India could not bear if the next wave of the virus-spread flares up because of gatherings like election rallies, meetings and Kumbh Mela.