Yes, you can receive a booster dose, which will therefore be a second injection for you. You can have a booster dose from the moment you are part of the target audiences and have received a complete vaccination schedule, whether with one or two doses,” explains the Ministry of Health.
Who Is concerned ?
The High Authority for Health (HAS) already recommended at the end of August a booster dose six months after the last injection of the initial regimen for residents of nursing homes and USLDs, people over 65 living at home, people with very low high risk of severe form. And also, people with comorbidity (s).
For severely immunocompromised people, “the administration of the booster dose can be carried out within a period of less than 6 months (but at least 3 months), since it is judged by the medical team that it is would improve the immune response, ”says the government
The HAS issued a new opinion on October 5 , extending the scope of people affected by this booster dose: now also eligible health professionals, all employees in the health sector and the medico-social sector, home helpers intervening with vulnerable people, medical transport professionals, as well as firefighters and people close to immunocompromised persons, only for adults over 18 years of age.
A New Dose Of Pfizer / BioNTech
What vaccine do we then receive in the second or third dose? “The vaccine boosts are carried out only with the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine, regardless of the vaccine used previously” , indicates the Ministry of Health, on its site .
The High Authority for Health recommends for the moment to use exclusively Pfizer’s vaccine and to wait for an opinion from the European Medicines Agency before using the Moderna vaccine for the booster injection.
The booster dose is injected six months after the last injection. Six months after the second dose or in your case six months after your single dose. The only exception is for people vaccinated with Janssen, a single dose vaccine, the booster dose must be injected 4 weeks after the injection of the single dose.