No Consensus About Timing of Booster After COVID
When it comes to knowing how much time should pass between having COVID and getting a booster, there are no set rules or solid findings from comparative studies to look to. In light of the Omicron wave, there are currently, and will continue to be, millions of people in Ibero-America and throughout the world who will need this information. "There's no clear consensus," Jarbas Barbosa, MD, PhD, assistant director of the Pan American Health Organization, told Medscape Spanish Edition. "Although the vaccine is totally safe to give a person who no longer has any symptoms, every country has its own recommendation as to when to give it. There are other factors at play as well, such as the availability of vaccines."
@sulagna While there are a number of soft recommendations, there still haven't been any randomized studies that have evaluated when the best time to vaccinate people after they've recovered from COVID is so as to stimulate the strongest immune response. So, we don't have any solid, conclusive evidence. However, we know that giving the vaccine to someone after they've had the disease is highly effective and provides hybrid protection, something that's highly desirable. So, people who have recovered from COVID-19 should get vaccinated," noted Armelle Pérez-Cortés Villalobos, MD, a Mexican infectious disease specialist now based in Canada. She is also a member of the editorial board for Medscape Spain.