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Covid vaccines: what is the third dose for?

2021-10-11T17:45:35.815Z

DECRYPTION - More than 18 million French people are called to receive this additional dose. The injection campaign began on September 1.



Nearly a third of the French population is now affected by the vaccine booster against Covid.

To the 18 million French people called to receive this additional dose from September 1 (over 65, nursing home residents, severely immunocompromised and patients at high risk of developing a severe form) have been added since October 6, caregivers, professionals in the medico-


social

sector

and close to immunocompromised patients, a total of 22 million people particularly vulnerable to Sars-CoV-2.

As of October 6, some 1.43 million boosters had already been injected, according to CovidTracker.

To discover

  • Covid-19: the third vaccine dose, instructions for use

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Covid vaccine: is it really in the interest of everyone over 18 to receive a third dose?

The booster is often misrepresented as a third dose when it depends on the course of the patient.

It is actually: a second dose for individuals vaccinated with Janssen's product or having received a dose of an mRNA vaccine after contracting Covid;

a third dose for people who have received a two-dose vaccination schedule (Pfizer / BioNTech,

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Source: lefigaro

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