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COVID-19: Two doses key to protect from Delta: Expert

It is of utmost importance to get both the doses of a COVID-19 vaccine in order to protect from the dreaded and highly contagious Indian variant known as Delta, Sri Jayewardenepura University's Immunology and Molecular Medicine Department Director Dr. Chandima Jeewandara stressed.

He said there is an uncertainty and confusion amongst people with regards to the time period of receiving the second dose of AstraZeneca vaccine following the delay in getting the vaccine stocks.

“Despite the relevant time period having exceeded, it is essential to get the second dose without further delay or hesitation,” he said.

He also asked people not to get confused with AztraZeneca and COVISHIELD as the both are of a same brand and carry the same property and requested to get the vaccine no sooner.

“There is no issue in getting any kind of vaccine as people are keen to get both their doses,” he added.