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When To Get The Vaccine Or Booster Dose Amid Increasing Cases Of Omicron? Experts Told

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Coronavirus and Omicron Variant: As the cases of Omicron, the fastest spreading variant of the corona virus in the world, increase, many people have started taking bookings for vaccination again. If you or your child is covid positive then you definitely cannot get the vaccination or booster this week. In such a situation, experts have given some advice regarding when you can get the vaccine or booster dose.

Question- I am an adult who has covid and had to postpone my booster appointment. So when can I get it?

answer- The current ATAGI advice is that you can have your booster after you have recovered from an acute infection. But based on the principles of vaccinology, it is advisable to consider waiting at least three months to receive your booster dose. A COVID infection activates the immune system like a vaccine, which means you’ll produce antibodies that help increase your defense against COVID.

Vaccinations may be deferred for up to six months if possible, as previous infection reduces the chance of re-infection for at least that long, but there is still much to be said about the Omicron version. I don’t know.

Currently, a booster dose is recommended four months after the primary sequence of two doses (meaning four months after you get your second dose). This will be changed to three months by the end of January. As with Omicron, the duration of protection against natural immunity is not clear. So you should still take your booster shot and make sure you are getting the required dose. This is because we cannot accurately determine to what extent a COVID infection activates your immune system.

People’s bodies react differently to infections depending on age, underlying medical risk factors, the particular strain they are infected with and many other factors. So, even if you do get COVID, we recommend you get vaccinated and take the required dosage to ensure the best long-term protection.

After covid, you can consider getting your booster after 3-6 months. But you may choose to go ahead with your booster dose if: You have underlying health conditions that put you at higher medical risk You work in a workplace where you have a higher risk of getting COVID or You have to go to work A booster dose is required for this. In those circumstances, you may consider taking a booster a few weeks after you have recovered from a critical illness.

Question- My child has covid and he will miss it on the scheduled date of his vaccination. So when can he be vaccinated?

answer- Again, the current ATAGI advice is that your child can get their vaccine once they have recovered from the acute infection, but I would recommend waiting at least four weeks after the first dose. This is also stated in the guidelines currently issued by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization (JCVI) of the UK. This is because we develop “mucosal immunity” in the nose and throat from natural infections. Then, we can boost systemic immunity with the first dose of the vaccine. The combination of both natural infection and vaccination gives long and strong protection.

If your child has persistent symptoms over a month, I would recommend waiting another month until they get vaccinated. Then, wait eight weeks until the second dose.

In general, COVID infection triggers an immune response and the child will develop antibodies from it. But, as described above, we don’t yet know how much protection you get from vaccination versus natural infection in children. Therefore, to get the best protection, they will still need to be vaccinated.

We need to be practical. Some parents may worry that if they don’t get vaccinated on the next scheduled date, they might not get another date later. So if a parent is having an appointment and their child is fully recovered, and has no symptoms, then – knowing the pressures on the system and the new school year approaching – I would not decline that appointment. I will

Hopefully, parents can use this information to make a right decision. If they have concerns, they can talk to their GP or other healthcare provider. In short: In general, I’d say wait four weeks after the initial infection and make sure the baby is fully recovered – but if you have an appointment a little earlier, it’s worth keeping that as well.

Question- i need to know more?

answer- I think it’s pertinent to highlight the update to the CDC guidelines, which states that people are most contagious in the 1-2 days before they develop symptoms, and 2-3 days after. So the clear guidance is to follow the rules and isolate yourself for seven days if you come in close contact with a positive case, but please follow the guidelines in your state or territory.

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Shahab is a journalist at UsamaSpeaks.com and he deals with Health News. Shahab is a very professional and authentic news journalist.

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