Reader question: I have had Covid (tested positive but no symptoms) in France - do I still get vaccinated?
Short answer: Yes, but only with one dose
In France, anyone who has tested positive for Covid-19 will only be required to have one dose of a vaccine, as opposed to the usual two for the vaccines developed by AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna.
“The fact of having been sick is like having had a first dose of a vaccine, so you will only need a second dose,” doctor and journalist Damien Mascret said in an interview with France 2 on March 2.
You will need to present proof of your positive Covid-19 test.
If you are not sure if you have had Covid-19, as in, you had the symptoms but did not get tested, you will still need to get two doses of a vaccine.
It does not matter how long ago the test was taken. However, it is better to receive the vaccine at least three months after having had Covid-19 for greater efficacy.
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