3rd dose: “Which vaccine for the booster after Astrazeneca?” “



Hello Isabelle,

The President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron indicated on Tuesday, November 9 that the vaccination booster campaign will be open for the age category of which you are part, the 50-64 years, from “From the beginning of December”. As for the over 65s, only the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is currently offered, specifies the government in a note of November 10. Including for people who have already received one of the three other vaccines authorized in France – those of Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson.

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However, the government could decide to follow the recommendations of the High Authority for Health (HAS) by authorizing injections of Moderna as part of the recall campaign. In a press release published on November 8, the HAS thus recommends that the American laboratory’s Spikevax can be used for the administration of a booster dose in patients over 30 years of age. “This is particularly interesting for people at risk of severe form of Covid-19”, writes the HAS, according to which the effectiveness of this vaccine seems “Slightly better” than for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

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