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Covid-19: Which age groups are eligible for a fourth dose?

2022-07-04T17:59:25.488Z

All French people already vaccinated from the age of 12 can take their first booster dose. Faced with increasingly frequent contamination, the French are called upon to update their vaccination schedule against Covid-19. The people most likely to develop a serious form are, for the time being, the only ones affected by the second booster dose (corresponding to a fourth dose, without having contracted the disease). However, all French people already vaccinated, from the age of 12, can ta



Faced with increasingly frequent contamination, the French are called upon to update their vaccination schedule against Covid-19.

The people most likely to develop a serious form are, for the time being, the only ones affected by the second booster dose (corresponding to a fourth dose, without having contracted the disease).

However, all French people already vaccinated, from the age of 12, can take their first booster dose.

Between 12 and 17 years old

No fourth dose, but a booster dose is recommended six months after the last injection of the initial vaccination schedule.

Between 17 and 59 years old

A first booster dose is always recommended three months after the last injection.

The second booster is not yet open to this age group, except for people in the at-risk categories.

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Between 60 and 79 years old

You have to wait six months between the first and the second reminder.

From the age of 60, experts advise to do the booster as soon as possible, without waiting for new vaccines.

Over 80 years

The second booster can be done as early as three months after the injection of the first booster.

This also applies to people staying in Ehpad regardless of their age.

The Ministry of Health specifies that the first or second booster dose is not necessary for those who have been infected with Sars-CoV-2 more than three months after their last injection

immunocompromised person

The booster is done on medical advice from three months after the injection of the first booster.

Did you have the Covid?

The Ministry of Health specifies that the first or second booster dose is not necessary for those who have been infected with Sars-CoV-2 more than three months after their last injection.

On the other hand, for those who contracted Covid less than three months after their last injection, it will be necessary to wait six months for those under 17 and three months for all others to carry out a recall.

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And a fifth dose?

The High Authority for Health (HAS) had recommended a third booster dose at the end of May for the most fragile from the fall of 2022. The “

pessimistic

” scenario of a fifth dose offered to everyone is not excluded.

Source: lefigaro

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