Should I be vaccinated in France if I have already had Covid-19? – fr

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Should I be vaccinated in France if I have already had Covid-19? – fr


Reader’s Question: I caught Covid-19 in February of this year. Do I still have to go for the vaccine or am I already immunized?
The Haute Autorité de Santé (HAS) recommends that anyone who has already had Covid-19 and who has a positive test to prove it to receive only one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.

“The person having already developed an immunological memory while having the virus, the single dose of vaccine will act as a booster”, declared the HAS.

He recommends waiting at least three months since your positive test before getting vaccinated, and preferably less than six months.

If you are going to be vaccinated less than three months after your positive test, a healthcare professional will in most cases advise you – at the vaccination center, at the pharmacy or at the general practitioner’s office – to resume your appointment for a later date.

When you go for the vaccine, you must bring proof of a positive Covid-19 test with you if you have one.

Three of the four vaccines used in France generally require two doses, those of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca. Only the Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine requires a dose in all cases.

There is no health risk in getting vaccinated soon after receiving Covid-19. The three month rule is in place to maximize the effectiveness of the vaccine.

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