3RD DOSE. All adults are affected by the booster dose of the anti-Covid vaccine. And to keep a valid health pass, you have to respect a schedule that is specific to each patient! The explanations.
[Mis à jour le 25 novembre 2021 à 11h04] The 3rd booster dose of the anti-Covid vaccine is good for all adults now. And as for the complete vaccination course which previously stopped at two doses (a single dose in exceptional cases), the validity of the health pass is conditioned on this reminder. It must be said that vaccination against Covid is considered by public authorities as a major public health issue, it has become a major health objective. Here’s what to keep in mind:
- From Saturday, November 27, all people over 18 are eligible for a new injection of the vaccine.
- In general, all adults can be administered this booster dose now, 5 months after the administration of the 2nd dose.
- It should also be noted that the validity period of the PCR tests which allow access to the health pass without vaccination is reduced to 24 hours (instead of 48 hours).
From the date of the last injection received, any adult can receive a booster dose. She then has two months to do it, otherwise the health pass will be deactivated. The measure will come into force on Saturday January 15, 2021. Thus, all people who received their last dose on June 15 or before will have to have their vaccination booster by January 15 under penalty of losing the document allowing access in many places.
Niche reservation platforms such as Doctolib are already operational in order to make an appointment. A feature has also been added to the Tous Anti-Covid application: a change in the color of the health pass is made to warn of the near end of validity of the document if the reminder has not been made.
- I was infected and then received a dose of vaccine: 5 months after the single dose
- I had a dose and then I was infected with the Covid at least 15 days after: 5 months after the infection
- I had a dose, I was infected with Covid less than 15 days later, then I received a second dose: 5 months after the 2nd dose
- I received two doses and then I was infected with Covid: 5 months after infection
- I was infected with Covid then I received two doses: 5 months after the 2nd dose
Why a 3rd dose of anti-Covid vaccine?
“The share of French people in intensive care speaks for itself: the vaccinated are ten times less present than the unvaccinated,” said Olivier Véran at a press conference on November 25. “Where vaccination is weaker, the highest incidence and severe case rates are recorded,” he added, emphasizing another fact: “The efficacy of the vaccine will, however, decrease over time. , classic phenomenon “of any vaccine. “Immune memory is not infallible and a booster is necessary. This allows to quickly obtain a new very strong immunity”. In an opinion made public this Thursday, November 25, the High Authority for Health indicates: “The HAS considers that the worrying epidemic context justifies an acceleration of the vaccination campaign by shortening the time between primary vaccination and booster dose”. The HAS justifies its opinion on the projections of the Institut Pasteur, which estimates that the reduction in the peak of hospitalizations would be 39% if the recall is made six months after the last injection, but 50% if the recall is operated at five month.
Is the 3rd dose of the Covid vaccine mandatory?
The 3rd dose of Covid-19 vaccine it’s not mandatory. However, since Olivier Véran spoke on November 25, it is necessary for all adults wishing to keep their health pass five months after being vaccinated. After the injunction of the booster, the vaccinated have a new QR Code, valid 7 days after the injection. For people who make their recall within the allotted time, the QR code generated at the time of their previous vaccination will remain active for 7 days.
As when the vaccination campaign was in full swing at the start of the year, it is possible to get vaccinated in various places. Thursday, Olivier Véran explained that “we are going to open, reopen or expand existing vaccination centers”, counting around 11,000 everywhere in France, and reminded that doctors, pharmacies, midwives, nurses, masseurs- physiotherapists or even biology laboratories are authorized to administer the vaccine.
To make an appointment, all you have to do is go to the usual platforms, such as Doctolib, or call a healthcare professional, in order to reserve a time slot.
Moderna, side effects and 3rd dose
At first, the Haute Autorité de Santé had “advised against” the use of Moderna vaccine for the booster dose. To justify this decision, the HAS had relied on a Scandinavian study highlighting the risk of myocarditis for people under 30 years old. “The announcements from various health authorities have highlighted the unknowns that remain on the dose and the target population for the recall by Spikevax (Moderna vaccine, Editor’s note) and justify waiting for the European body to provide the details expected in the context of the marketing authorization under examination “.
After study, the Moderna vaccine finally received the approval of the EMA. “Data showed that a third dose of Spikevax given six to eight months after the second dose resulted in increased antibody levels in adults with declining antibody levels,” said the European Medicines Agency. (EMA) in a communicated.