Covid: a vaccine booster recommended by the High Health Authority in the fall, but for whom?

This Wednesday, May 25, the High Authority for Health recommended this Wednesday, May 25 a second booster dose of vaccine. We take stock of who would be affected.

It will probably be necessary to bring out the biceps. In an opinion issued this Wednesday, the High Authority for Health recommends the administration of an anti-Covid booster in the fall.

Who would be affected?

The HAS advises here a new dose of vaccine for the most fragile. The Haut Comité de Santé Publique considers that the people at risk of developing a serious form of SARS-CoV-2 infection are the following:

  • people aged 70 and over;
  • patients with a cardiovascular history: complicated arterial hypertension, history of stroke or coronary artery disease, heart surgery, NYHA stage III or IV heart failure;
  • unbalanced insulin-dependent diabetics or those presenting with complications secondary to their pathology;
  • people with a chronic respiratory pathology likely to decompensate during a viral infection;
  • patients with chronic renal failure on dialysis;
  • cancer patients undergoing treatment.

people with congenital or acquired immunosuppression:

  • medicinal: anti-cancer chemotherapy, immunosuppressant, biotherapy and/or corticosteroid therapy at an immunosuppressive dose,
  • uncontrolled HIV infection or with CD4 <200/mm3,
  • following a solid organ or hematopoietic stem cell transplant,
  • linked to a malignant haemopathy during treatment,
  • patients with cirrhosis at stage B or C of the Child-Pugh classification;
  • people with morbid obesity (body mass index > 40 kg/m2)
  • pregnant women from the third trimester of pregnancy.

It will be up to the Ministry of Health to decide on the question.

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