A health official in Gujarat has tested positive for coronavirus days after taking the second dose of the vaccine against the infection, officials said on Saturday.
The man, a health officer in Gandhinagar’s Dehgam taluka, had taken the first dose on January 16 and the second one on February 15. He had fever and his samples were examined, which detected the COVID-19 infection on February 20 said Gandhinagar’s Chief Health Officer Dr MH Solanki.
“He is in home isolation as his symptoms are mild. He has told me that he is fit to join work from Monday,” Solanki added.
The CHO said it generally takes around 45 days for antibodies against the infection to develop after both the doses of the vaccine are administered.
He also said one must wear a mask and adhere to all COVID-19 protocols like social distancing etc. even after taking both doses of the vaccine against the infection in order to be on the safe side.
Meanwhile,a 45-year-old man in Maharashtra died yesterday, shortly after taking a second dose of the anti-Covid vaccine. Doctors say the cause of death is not known yet.
Sukhdev Kirdat from Bhiwandi, who worked as a driver with an eye specialist, fainted in an observation room around 15 minutes after taking the second dose.
The father of two was taken to the Indira Gandhi memorial hospital nearby, where he was declared dead.
Doctors say the cause of death is not known yet and may be clearer after a post mortem.
He had taken his first dose on January 28 as a health worker.