“For those over 70, how long does it take between the third dose and the fourth dose of vaccine? »asks Jacques.
Indeed Jacques, the delays between the two booster doses are not quite the same according to age.
According to the recommendations of the Ministry of Health, it is possible to receive a fourth dose of vaccine against Covid-19 from the age of 60, with or without comorbidities.
Following the opinion of the Haute Autorité de santé (HAS) of March 17, 2022 and the opinion of the Orientation Council for the vaccine strategy of March 31, 2022, the Ministry of Health declared that the elderly over 60, with or without comorbidity, are eligible for a second booster vaccination: “From 3 months after the injection of the first booster for people aged 80 and over, residents of nursing homes and USLDs” and “from 6 months after the first booster injection for people aged 60 to 79”reads on the ministry’s website.
Clearly, from 60 to 79 years old, you can receive this new dose from 6 months after the first booster and for the oldest, from 80 years old, the fourth dose can be injected from 3 months after the first booster.
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A fourth recommended dose
For now, this fourth dose of vaccine is not mandatory in France, it is nevertheless recommended. Only the injection of the third dose is mandatory for those over 18 in order to maintain a valid health pass.
The Minister of Health, Olivier Véran, mentioned on Wednesday May 11 the possibility of a new vaccination reminder campaign in the fall, but refrained from giving any details, stressing that everything would depend on the appearance of new variants and their more or less dangerous profile or resistance to existing vaccines.
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“This second reminder can be carried out either in a vaccination center or with a city health professional authorized to prescribe and administer the vaccine, in a pharmacy, an office or at home”says the ministry.
In France, more than 41.5 million booster doses have already been injected, as of May 11, according to figures from the Ministry of Health. Since the start of the vaccination campaign, more than 54.3 million people have received at least one dose and 53.4 million people now have a complete vaccination schedule, i.e. 79.3% of the population. total.