Foreign travelers can get second dose of Covisheild before 84 days as Haryana cuts mandatory gap

Pradeep Sharma

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 13

The Haryana Government has reduced the mandatory 84-day gap between two doses of Covisheild for certain other category of persons traveling abroad.

The Mission Director of the National Health Mission (NHM) on Monday directed the Civil Surgeons to extend such relaxation to the persons availing treatment for any health problem abroad and foreign nationals wising to return to their countries.

“Such relaxation will also be available in any circumstances in which foreign travel may be unavoidable and the mandatory 84 days’ period after the first dose of vaccination has not elapsed,” the order of the NHM Managing Director said.

This relaxation is already available to persons going for higher education, employment or official purposes and the participation in the recently-concluded Olympics.

However, the individual concerned will be asked to produce a copy of the travel documents such as visa or confirmed tickets besides other documents justifying the urgency of the foreign visit.

Meanwhile, the facility will be extended to all government Covid Vaccination Centers for the convenience of the citizens.

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