A final-year MBBS student from Sion hospital in Mumbai tested positive for coronavirus after he took a second dose of the vaccine a few days ago. Doctors said that even after taking both doses it takes several days for immunity to build.
The 21-year-old received the second dose of Covishield vaccine last week. After the dose he developed mild symptoms of the viral infection and when underwent for the test he was found positive. He was admitted in the hospital and other students who stay with him in the hostel have been quarantined.
According to doctors, it depends on the immune response. “Not everyone who gets vaccinated will develop an immune response in a set time frame.” Dr Mohan Joshi, dean at Sion Hospital, said: “We have come across some cases where health workers got infected after the vaccination. That is because they got infected before the body could generate the immunity. Even after getting vaccinated we are advising staff to follow all Covid-19 safety protocols.”