Covid vaccine: are we protected after the first injection?

THE CHEKING PROCESS – The vaccines authorized in France require two doses, spaced several weeks apart. In terms of barrier gestures, can we let our guard down once vaccinated?

THE QUESTION. For many caregivers or nursing home residents already vaccinated, as for people over 75 and those presenting serious risks who began to be this Monday, it is a very understandable form of relief: the protection provided by the vaccine will bring them a little more serenity in the face of the virus.

Nevertheless, in practice, several questions arise for them: from when does the vaccine take effect, the two vaccines currently authorized in France – that of Pfizer / BioNTech and that of Moderna – requiring two doses, spaced several weeks apart? So do we start to be protected immediately after the injection of the first dose? And quid barrier gestures? Once a person is vaccinated, can they really let their guard down?

CHECKS. And let’s say it straight away: it will be necessary

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