COVID-19.  What is the time between the first and second reminder if we have been infected?

COVID-19. What is the time between the first and second reminder if we have been infected?

COVID-19.  What is the time between the first and second reminder if we have been infected?

“I received my third dose of Covid-19 vaccine on December 2, 2021. I had my third dose of Covid-19 vaccine on May 18, 2022. When I can get my fourth dose of vaccine, I am 74 years old. ? “asks Alice, a reader from Hendaye (Atlantic Pyrenees).

You are one of the public eligible for a fourth dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. The second recall is recommended for people aged 60 to 79, pregnant women, adults at risk of severe form and those around them, as indicated in the opinion of the High Health Authority of 13 July 2022.

The second reminder is also open to all health workers, employees of the health and socio-medical sector, home assistants who work with vulnerable people, transport health workers and firefighters.

Read also: Covid. Diseases, professions… What are the criteria for being vaccinated as a priority?

What to do if you are infected?

In your case Alice, you got infected after the first booster shot. The Vaccine Strategy Guidance Council (COSV), chaired by Alain Fischer, spoke about this scenario.

“Following the opinions of the Vaccine Strategy Guidance Council (COSV) of March 31, 2022 and July 25, 2022, the second vaccination against Covid-19 is also recommended starting from 6 months from the first recall, respecting a period of 3 months after infection, in case of infection after the first reminder “reads on the website of the Ministry of Health.

“Persons aged 12 and over are eligible for 2And I remember and having Covid-19 between the last injection (1uh memo) and the expected date of 2And the reminder can receive a 2And booster, in order to increase its protection, starting 3 months after infection “specifies the infographics dedicated to the recall campaign.

You can then get a second reminder now because it’s been more than three months since you were infected.

New vaccines in October

New vaccines are expected in France in October. The High Authority for Health (HAS) will give its opinion on these bivalent vaccines in mid-September.

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) approved Thursday 1uh September, the new messenger RNA vaccines developed by Moderna and Pfizer BioNTech: their versions developed to target the original strain and the Omicron BA.1 variant are now authorized in Europe.

“These vaccines, which are an evolution of those used since December 2020 to combat the Covid-19 epidemic and which will be available in France in October, will certainly have a place in the vaccination strategy”noted the HAS, on Sept. 5.

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