Covid-19. Can you receive your booster dose even if you have just been sick?

“After a flu syndrome, sinusitis, cough, cold, is it recommended or should we wait for the fourth dose of anti-Covid vaccination? I’m 71 and only at risk by age. Thanks “writes Chantal.

You are indeed eligible for a second booster dose against Covid-19. In accordance with the recommendations of the High Authority for Health published on September 19, people over the age of 60 can receive a fourth dose of vaccine. Just like the residents of Ehpad (accommodation establishments for dependent elderly people) and USLD (long-term care units), people at risk of serious form or even professionals in the health and medico-social sectors.

“This vaccination booster is preferentially carried out with bivalent mRNA vaccines, targeting in particular the variants of the virus currently in circulation on national territory”we read on the site Vaccination info service.

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What if we are sick?

You can get vaccinated, but it is still recommended to wait a few days after the symptoms have disappeared. “It is better to wait until you feel well, without however postponing the vaccination too much”tells us Professor Pierre Tattevin, head of the infectious diseases department at the Rennes University Hospital.

It’s the same thing, in case of flu: “It is best to wait for the end of the flu to get vaccinated against Covid-19. Your attending physician will be able to advise you on the date on which you can be vaccinated against Covid-19.specifies the Ministry of Health, on its site.

In case of doubt Chantal, you can ask your doctor to tell you what is the time limit before receiving the vaccine.

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Receive both vaccines at the same time

Note, it is possible to receive the seasonal flu vaccine and the Covid-19 vaccine at the same time.

“The Haute Autorité de santé recommends, in order to avoid any delay in the influenza vaccination and to simplify the vaccination course, to offer the simultaneous administration of vaccines against Covid-19 and against seasonal influenza as soon as a person is eligible for both. vaccinations »we read on the website of the Ministry of Health.

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In this case, a vaccine is administered in each arm.

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