Second dose of Covishield vaccine to be rolled out as from Monday next week |20 March 2021
As the vaccination campaign continues with the second doses of the Covishield vaccine, Seychelles now has high hopes of achieving Covid-19 herd immunity sooner rather than later.
From Monday March 22 to Saturday March 27, 2021 the vaccination team of the Ministry of Health is administering second doses for people who were vaccinated between January 26 and January 31, 2021.
To note, the original appointments given was between February 23 to March 3, 2021 and it is important that particular attention is paid to the vaccination schedule published for Monday March 22 to Saturday March 27.
We will recall that the change in the appointment to 8 weeks apart, announced on January 22, follows recommendations from the manufacturers, Oxford University (United Kingdom) and AstraZeneca. According to a research conducted by the manufacturer at different time intervals, the vaccine is more effective when the first and second doses are administered 8 – 12 weeks apart as compared to 4 weeks.
With over 40% of the targeted population having received their second dose of Covid-19 vaccine, Seychelles remains among the top countries globally to roll out one of the fastest vaccine distribution programmes.
Nonetheless, it remains a predominant factor that everyone practices the different measures to stop the spread of Covid-19.
Meanwhile, members of the public experiencing symptoms of Covid-19 are advised to go to special stations at the following centres: Glacis, Baie Lazare and Mont Fleuri.
Press release from the Ministry of Health