It is now entirely possible to receive the Spikevax vaccine, the name of Moderna’s serum, for the booster dose. Indeed, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) gave the green light on October 25. “Data showed that a third dose of Spikevax given six to eight months after the second dose resulted in increased antibody levels in adults whose antibody levels decreased.”, she said in a press release.
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However, unlike the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine, Moderna’s serum cannot be given to everyone. On November 8, the French National Authority for Health advised against the use of the Moderna vaccine for children under 30 following the publication of a large study showing that the latter could slightly increase the risk of myocarditis and pericarditis for children under the age of 30. younger. Only people aged 30 and over eligible for the third dose are therefore concerned.
Finally, specify to The cross the Directorate General of Health (DGS), the Moderna vaccine booster consists of the administration of only half a dose (0.25 ml), unlike the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine.
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What about other vaccines?
The High Authority for Health says that people who need to receive a booster dose should do so only with a messenger RNA vaccine, that is to say with those from Pfizer / BioNTech or Moderna. The AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are not currently being used for the booster dose.