Haryana Health Minister tests coronavirus positive

CHANDIGARH, Dec 5: Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij, who got one shot of the trial dose of COVID vaccine Covaxin weeks ago, on Saturday said that he has tested positive for coronavirus.
Vij said antibodies start to develop after administration of the second dose, which is given 28 days after the first shot, and there is no protection during this period.
The 67-year-old minister was given the first shot on November 20.
“I have been tested Corona positive. I am admitted in Civil Hospital Ambala Cantt. All those who have come in close contact to me are advised to get themselves tested for corona (sic),” tweeted Vij who is also the state’s home minister.
Stressing that experts would know better about how the COVID vaccine works, Vij told PTI over phone: “I was told that antibodies start to develop after the second dose, which is administered after 28 days of getting the first shot. And full antibodies are developed 14 days after the second dose is given. So, the complete cycle takes 42 days. In between there is no protection.”
Asked about his condition, Vij said he has sore throat, fever and body ache.
“But overall I am okay,” Vij, who is a senior leader of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and a legislator from Ambala Cantt assembly constituency, said. (PTI)