“If the second dose of the vaccine is past the due date and overdue, the recipient should know that the second dose can be taken even past the due date. It is equally effective. The delay in the vaccine up to six months can prove useful against the infection and effective. However, we require protection against the virus at the earliest and thus, it is important to get vaccinated as per the schedule. It is significant that people do not form assumptions and believe rumours which can be a cause of the second dose pendency in the State,” says senior virologist Dr Jacob John.