Flying Abroad for Studies, Job, or India’s Contingent for Tokyo Olympic Games? Check Centre New Vaccine SOPs: Prune

The gap between two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine sought intervention from the government to reduce the second dose’s mandated minimum interval of 84 days from the date of the first dose. But the government of India updated guidelines on June 07, said the gap between two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for those undertaking international travel for Studies, Job, and as part of India’s contingent for Tokyo Olympic games has now been set to four weeks.


The following procedure shall be followed for the administration of a second dose of the vaccine for such beneficiaries, the official statement said.


1-    Students who have to undertake international travel for educational purposes.

2-    Employees who have to take up jobs in foreign countries.

3-    India’s contingent for Tokyo Olympic Games.


The Gov’t of India in its SOP advised that vaccination may be availed as ID documents as per the guidelines so that the passport number is printed in the Certificate. If Passport was not used at the time of administration of the first dose, the details of the photo ID Card used for vaccination will be printed on the vaccination certificate. 

The government of India said the mention of the vaccine type as “Covishield” is sufficient and no other qualifying entries are required in the vaccination certificates.