Posted the 06/04/2021 21:53
Video length: 2 min.
The Haute Autorité de Santé now recommends a serological test before the first injection of the anti-Covid-19 vaccine. The objective, to determine if one has already been infected, in which case the second dose becomes unnecessary.
It is a small blister pack that will turn the vaccination process upside down. Thanks to it, we can detect the antibodies in the blood and find out if someone has already contracted the virus. It only takes a drop of blood and 15 minutes to get the result. “It shows that there was presence but does not give the real level in the blood”, explains a caregiver. 22% of French people have been infected, but only 8% of them have been detected. LPeople who have already had Covid-19 will therefore only receive a single dose of vaccine.
This is good news for health services as well as for the French. This small bite may prevent a second injection for many people. “Si it shows that the 2nd dose is not necessary, why not “, confides a woman. Above all, this should save valuable doses, which can be administered to people who really need them.