Kochi: A Kannur native submitted a petition to Kerala HC for taking third dose of covid vaccine as the first two jabs of Covaxin he was administered is not approved by the Saudi Arabian government. Girikumar, a welder by profession, works in Saudi.He got the first two jabs of Covaxin, but the Saudi Food & Drug Authority has not approved Covaxin in their country. The Kerala man wanted to get Covishield shot which has an approval in he country he works. He had put forward his issue at the Kerala High Court, but the Central government said there is no provision for the third dose of Covid vaccine in our country.
The central government submitted this before the Kerala HC during the hearing of a petition submitted by a Kannur native who wanted to be re-vaccinated with Covishield now, as Covaxin was not approved in Saudi Arabia where he had his job
— ANI (@ANI) August 26, 2021
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