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Booster: double vaccinated – still sick? What needs to be considered

Boosters are recommended. But what happens to people who are fully vaccinated and infected with corona? Does the refresh make sense then? All information.

The topic of booster vaccinations in the fight against the coronavirus is very topical. Many have already got their booster vaccinations. But a booster vaccination does not make sense for everyone at this point in time. In this article, explains when vaccinated and convalescent people should get a booster vaccination according to the current recommendations of the Standing Vaccination Commission (Stiko) and the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) – and when not.

Booster: When should convalescent and vaccinated people refresh their vaccinations?

The Standing Vaccination Commission (Stiko) now recommends a booster vaccination for all adults aged 18 and over *. Vaccinated persons are advised to have a booster if the last vaccination has been six months. The reason for this: A new study from Sweden has shown that the vaccination protection decreases drastically after a few months. already reported on how long Biontech, Moderna and AstraZeneca really protect.

As a study from Israel on the effectiveness of Biontech * also shows, a booster vaccination with the vaccine from Biontech can quickly achieve an effectiveness of 93 percent against hospital admissions. In Germany, refreshments are generally only done with Biontech or Moderna – recently summarized possible side effects of booster vaccinations with Biontech and Moderna.

Booster vaccination: when do convalescents need a booster vaccination?

But back to the booster recommendation for those who have recovered. There are different recommendations for different cases. For people who have recovered who have not yet been vaccinated but have already suffered a Covid-19 infection, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) says: “If the infection has been confirmed by a PCR test, the vaccination should usually be 6 Months after the illness, but no earlier than 4 weeks after the end of the COVID-19 symptoms. “

A vaccination against the coronavirus is therefore expressly recommended in this case after an infection. According to the RKI, it must be decided on a case-by-case basis if the immune system is weak, “whether a single vaccine dose is sufficient or a complete series of vaccinations should be administered.”

Covid-19 infection after the first vaccination: when should I get a boost?

Now to the next case: “People who have already been vaccinated against COVID-19 and who have been diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 infection by direct pathogen detection after this vaccination should receive the second vaccination 6 months after the end of the COVID-19 symptoms or diagnosis received. The administration of a vaccine dose is also possible from 4 weeks after the symptoms have ended, ”says the RKI.

So here too: Anyone who has only had a vaccination dose and was infected with corona before the second dose was given should get a booster vaccination. According to the RKI, there is an exception at this point: “The STIKO currently does not recommend any further vaccination with an mRNA vaccine to people who have undergone an infection confirmed by laboratory diagnosis after a single vaccination with the Janssen vaccine.”

Breakthrough vaccination in people who have been vaccinated twice: is a booster vaccination necessary?

And what about people who have been vaccinated twice, have had a breakthrough vaccination and have contracted Covid-19? The Robert Koch Institute writes: “No booster vaccination is currently recommended for people who have had a SARS-CoV-2 infection that has been confirmed by laboratory diagnosis before or after the COVID-19 vaccination.”

So anyone who has been vaccinated twice and is still verifiably infected with Covid-19 should not get a booster vaccination for the time being. The recommendations of the Standing Vaccination Commission are continuously discussed and updated. In general, the latest recommendations can be found on the website of the Robert Koch Institute.

If you are unsure, a conversation with experts will help: All questions about the corona vaccination will be answered on the vaccination hotline on 116 117. * is offered by IPPEN.MEDIA.


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