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Covid: what is the ideal time between the two doses of vaccine?


DECRYPTION - As summer approaches, managing your immunization schedule can become a headache. Le Figaro takes stock.

Three weeks ?


New ?

In terms of the time between the two injections of the anti-Covid vaccine, it is better to hang on to stay up to date with official recommendations.

Initially set at three weeks after the first dose for the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine and four for Moderna, the interval was extended to a minimum of six weeks in January to speed up the administration of the first doses to the most vulnerable people. .

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Until now, it was therefore necessary to wait between 35 and 49 days between two doses of messenger RNA vaccines.

But with the approach of summer, it was logically decided to give more flexibility.

It is now recommended to perform the second injection 21 to 49 days after the first, as announced by the Minister of Health Olivier Véran this week.

As for the AstraZeneca vaccine, the time limit remains unchanged (9 to 12 weeks).

Faced with this new vaccination schedule, some are wondering: too much space between the two doses

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Source: lefigaro

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