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When do your booster dose to keep your vaccination pass valid?

Publié le 28 janvier 2022 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

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Vaccination of an elderly person

Since January 15, 2022, the health pass, which became a vaccination pass on January 24, is conditioned to the booster dose for all persons over 18 years and one month. If the time limit to be eligible for the vaccination recall has been reduced to 3 months, your vaccination pass remains valid 7 months after your last injection. And if you've contracted the Covid, what's the deadline? Service-Public.fr details this measure.

When should the booster dose be made?

Since December 28, 2021, the booster dose can be administered 3 months after the last injection of a double-dose vaccine (Pfizer, Moderna, Astrazeneca).

Individuals vaccinated with Janssen should receive an additional courier RNA vaccine injection 4 weeks after vaccination, and a booster dose 3 months after vaccination.

Additional time after your recall dose eligibility date (4 months) is granted to complete this additional dose of vaccine.

Since January 15, 2022: all persons over 18 years and one month must receive a booster dose no more than 7 months after their last injection to receive a valid vaccination pass (3 months for eligibility plus 4 months for additional time).

Beyond these time limits, the QR code of their old vaccination certificate will be disabled automatically, it will be placed in the category « expired certificate » and will no longer be used as part of the vaccine pass.

  Warning : As of February 15, 2022, for persons over 18 years of age and one month, the time required to keep their vaccination pass will be reduced, the booster dose should be completed up to 4 months, not 7 months, after the initial vaccination plan to have a complete vaccination plan and keep a valid vaccination pass.

  Please note : To find out when you need your booster dose to keep your vaccination pass, Health Insurance is offering a new online service My Vaccine Covid Reminder .

You can also use the MesConseilsCovid simulator .

  FYI : Vaccine recall is only done with an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), regardless of which vaccine was used during primary vaccination. This is the administration of an additional dose of vaccine (or half a dose for the Moderna vaccine), intended to maintain a good level of protection by stimulating the immune system.

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is recommended for people under 30 years of age.

Therefore, it is:

  • a 2e dose for those who have already taken Covid-19 and therefore received a single injection (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca) as part of their initial vaccination plan, as well as for those who have been vaccinated with Janssen vaccine;
  • of a 3e dose for people who received two doses of vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca) as part of their initial vaccination regimen.

You can view the infographic The booster dose: for whom? When? And where?

You can Frequently Asked Questions: The recall campaign Department of Health.

  Please note : Persons who have been vaccinated with Janssen are eligible for the booster dose (3e dose) 3 months after additional dose (2e dose). They will be required to complete this vaccine booster dose within 7 months of their last injection (additional dose) to maintain a valid vaccine pass from January 15, 2022.

QR code validity

All callers will have a new QR Code, which will become valid 7 days after their injection whether it is a 2e dose, of a 3e dose or more.

This will be the new vaccine pass to be presented in the places and events where it is required.

For those who do not recall within the required time, the QR code of their previous vaccination certificate will be disabled, their previous vaccination certificate valid for vaccination pass will no longer be valid.

Persons who have contracted the Covid

Have you been contaminated after your second dose?

To keep your vaccine pass valid, you must take a booster dose. This booster dose must be performed within a minimum of 3 months and up to 7 months after your infection. This additional injection is given in SI VACCIN as a booster dose. You are therefore considered to have received a reminder and meet the conditions of the vaccination pass.

You have contracted Covid-19 in the past, which has allowed you to benefit from a complete vaccination plan with only one dose of vaccine?

You must receive your booster dose within a maximum of 7 months after your first dose. This additional injection is given in SI VACCIN as a booster dose, not as a second injection, so you are considered to have received a booster and meet the conditions of the vaccination pass.

You were contaminated shortly before receiving your third dose, and you cancelled your appointment, is it necessary to resume one or does the contamination count as a booster dose?

If you are infected before receiving your booster and after a complete vaccination plan, you must resume an appointment for your booster dose from 3 months after infection. To maintain a valid vaccination certificate, the booster dose must be completed within a minimum of 3 months and up to 7 months after your infection.

The certificate of recovery remains valid for 6 months after infection, until February 15, 2022.

Starting February 15, 2022, the booster dose must be completed within a minimum of 3 months and up to 4 months after the infection, in other words, you will have 1 month to complete your booster. The certificate of reinstatement will be valid for 4 months instead of 6 months, as is currently the case.

People with contraindication to vaccination

Persons who present a contraindication to vaccination must have a certificate of contraindication issued by their attending physician or by a specialist doctor, valid for a valid vaccination pass.

Only those who have received a recognised contraindication for the first two doses can claim a contraindication for the booster dose if they are eligible. Their pass will remain valid after December 15, 2021 or January 15, 2022, depending on the age of the person.

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