- Well being ministry says that PM Imran Khan had solely obtained the primary dose of the vaccine.
- Ministry says timeframe was “too soon for any vaccine to become effective”.
- Well being ministry says antibodies develop 2-3 weeks after the second dose of 2-dose COVID vaccines.
Shortly after information of Prime Minister Imran Khan testing constructive broke, the Federal Well being Ministry clarified that the premier had not been “fully vaccinated” when he was identified with the coronavirus.
The well being ministry clarified that the premier had solely obtained the primary dose of the vaccine, and that too merely 2 days in the past.
It defined that that timeframe was “too soon for any vaccine to become effective”.
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“Antibodies develop 2-3 weeks after the second dose of 2-dose COVID vaccines,” clarified the ministry.
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Individually, Indus Hospital CEO Abdul Bari Khan refuted reviews of there being a risk that one can get COVID-19 from a vaccine.
Dr Bari informed Geo Information that it’s “normal” and “common” to get contaminated in case you have been uncovered to coronavirus shortly earlier than being vaccinated.
Echoing the ministry, Dr Bari mentioned that antibodies can solely develop after two to a few weeks of being vaccinated.
Commenting on the premier getting coronavirus, Dr Bari mentioned the prime minister is a wholesome man and can hopefully recuperate with out bother.
Dr Bari mentioned the premier may need been uncovered to somebody having COVID-19 signs earlier than the vaccination.
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“The virus multiples in five to six days,” he mentioned.
Whereas responding to a different query, Dr Bari mentioned antibodies are developed after a few weeks and that is why China’s Sinopharm is a double dose vaccine.
Dr Bari mentioned the efficacy of vaccines is 80% to 90% and there are possibilities that those that have gotten the jab could also be contaminated, however the depth of the illness can be delicate in that case.
“It is proven that if you are vaccinated you won’t be ill severely,” he assured.