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Vaccines and Boosters

Again - revisit this topic - and I realize things can change and hopefully will.

As it stands now the booster shot has to be administered 5-7 months after the last vaccine.

My second vaccine was administered on 4/6/2021 - the booster was administered on 11/19/2021.

My daughters - each - received a booster shot as well as the two vaccines. I suspect the booster shots were administered beyond the seven months.

I did not realize the French government had this requirement and of course, by the time we travel in 2023 - much time will have passed. I hope we will be able to receive additional shots - if available - before travel but who knows.

I am left to wonder if all my planning has been for naught.

Posted by
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As of right now the French are not counting how long you had between your second vaccine and your booster.

they are simply saying — if you get to the point where it IS five (or seven, or four) months after your second shot, AND YOU HAVEN'T GOTTEN A BOOSTER, you won't be able to get a pass.

If you already have your booster, nothing matters. They don't go looking at the interval between second shot and booster. They only look at the interval after the second shot if there is no booster.

And, as you yourself suggest, there is absolutely no way to know what this will look like next year.

Posted by
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"To qualify for the vaccine pass, the person must be age 16 or above, be fully vaccinated (two shots except for the Johnson & Johnson/Jansen vaccine), and, if more than seven (7) months have passed from the second vaccine dose, a booster dose is required. (Beginning Feb. 15, a booster dose will be required four (4) months after the second dose.)"

https://fr.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/

I read that to mean you need a booster if it's been seven months since your second dose (or 4 months if after feb 15). Not that your booster needed to happen within a 7 month window. Perhaps there are some translation issues on the internet ?

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by the time we travel in 2023 - much time will have passed.......I am left to wonder if all my planning has been for naught.

Whatever 'rules' exist now will almost certainly be different by 2023.

Have plans ready will not be a waste.....just have to wait a bit before executing them

Posted by
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As it stands now the booster shot has to be administered 5-7 months after the last vaccine.

Not at all.

If you live in France, shot no. 3 (the booster) should be administered 3 months after shot no.2. Residents are give one month to complete the booster to maintain a valid pass vaccinal. 4 months after shot no. 2, one's pass vaccinal becomes invalid if the booster has not been received.

If you are a tourist just visiting France, you must have shot no. 3 (the booster) to obtain a valid pass vaccinal.

https://www.lefigaro.fr/sciences/vaccination-covid-19-rendez-vous-paris-pfizer-astrazeneca-johnson-moderna-calendrier-doses-20210428