Hyderabad, May 15 -- The Telangana government stopped the special drive for the second dose of vaccination for Saturday and Sunday, following an important decision taken by the central government on Thursday.

The Centre on Thursday announced that they will be extending the gap between the two doses of Covishield from 4-8 weeks to 12-16 weeks for all age groups.

They made the decision after a recommendation made by the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI). NTAGI has also recommended that those who have recovered from COVID-19 should take the vaccine six months post-recovery.

Following this, Telangana's Director of Public Health, Dr G Srinivas Rao said that they would be pausing vaccination for two days-May 15 and 16...