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While the number of infected by coronavirus daily exceeds 120 thousand cases, the vaccination campaign against Covid-19 continues at a steady pace. There are already more than 34 million Argentines inoculated with the two doses and about 10 million who also received the booster dose. But there are still some questions about vaccination that need answers. One of them is: How long should a person who has or has recently had the coronavirus wait to get vaccinated?

the answer you give the official website of the Ministry of Health this question is divided into two. The time that a person who has coronavirus must wait to be inoculated depends on whether it is about completing the initial schedule of the vaccine against the coronavirus. Covid-19 (first two doses), or if it is to apply the booster dose.

Covid positive who did not complete the initial vaccination schedule

So if a person is suffering from an acute Sars-CoV-2 infection, to give the doses of the initial schedule (first dose, second dose, and additional dose, if applicable), The vaccine can be applied when the clinical and/or epidemiological discharge criteria for its diagnosis of Covid-19 have been met.

Covid positive that the vaccine booster should be given

In the case of those who must apply the booster dose, the Ministry of Health indicates that to optimize the immune response of people diagnosed with Covid-19, it is recommended defer inoculation for at least 90 days after discharge criteria are met, if at least 4 months have elapsed since the application of the initial scheme.

To complete the initial vaccination schedule, a Covid-positive person can be vaccinated as soon as they are discharged (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
To complete the initial vaccination schedule, a Covid-positive person can be vaccinated as soon as they are discharged (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

This means that after to study the coronavirus, the person must wait three months to receive the booster of the vaccine, even if four months have elapsed since the application of the second dose. The Ministry of Health supports this recommendation in The currently available scientific evidence on the dynamics of antibody production that generates the disease caused by SARS CoV-2 and the interference that this could cause in the production of antibodies due to vaccination, with the consequent reduction in the expected vaccine effect”, explains the health portfolio in an official document on the booster dose interval for vaccination against Covid-19.

Covid positive who received plasma treatment

In the case of people who had Covid-19 and received treatment with monoclonal antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 or convalescent plasma, the health portfolio recommends that vaccination be postponed for at least 90 days from the treatment to avoid its interference in the immune response induced by the vaccine.

close contact

Another case to consult is what a person should do in relation to their vaccination if they are close contact of a confirmed case of Covid-19. In that case, the Ministry directed by Carla Vizzotti recommends defer vaccination until the end of the isolation period, basically to avoid exposing health personnel or other people during vaccination.

More than 10 million Argentines received the reinforcement of the coronavirus vaccine.  (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
More than 10 million Argentines received the reinforcement of the coronavirus vaccine. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

According to official numbers, right now Argentina the vaccination campaign has a total of 39,117,750 people vaccinated with the first dose against coronavirus. 34,186,054 are the Argentines who received their second dose. While, 10,032,556 have already been inoculated, in addition, with a third dose, which may be an additional vaccine or a booster.


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