Kochi: A Kannur native submitted a petition to Kerala HC for taking third dose of covid vaccine as the primary two jabs of Covaxin he was administered just isn’t authorised by the Saudi Arabian authorities. Girikumar, a welder by occupation, works in Saudi.
He obtained the primary two jabs of Covaxin, however the Saudi Meals & Drug Authority has not authorised Covaxin of their nation. The Kerala man needed to get Covishield shot which has an approval in he nation he works. He had put ahead his problem on the Kerala Excessive Court docket, however the Central authorities mentioned there isn’t a provision for the third dose of Covid vaccine in our nation.
The central authorities submitted this earlier than the Kerala HC through the listening to of a petition submitted by a Kannur native who needed to be re-vaccinated with Covishield now, as Covaxin was not authorised in Saudi Arabia the place he had his job
— ANI (@ANI) August 26, 2021
“There is no international guideline for administering the third dose of the vaccine. An overdose can lead to health problems,” the Centre mentioned as quoted by Mint.
Girikumar returned to India in January as a result of second wave in Saudi Arabia. He took two photographs of Covaxin after Centre began vaccinating Indian inhabitants. Solely after getting inoculated, he got here to know that Covaxin was not authorised by the Saudi authorities.
In line with his visa laws, Girikumar has to return Saudi earlier than August 30, else he’ll lose the job.