Hi all. I have not had the newest (bivalent) booster yet. (Was fully boosted before.) Had Covid in mid-September. Does anyone know when I should get the bivalent booster? Does the fact that I had Covid affect the timeline? Thanks!
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The data are not clear cut yet. We really need a vaccine that is against the non-mutable region of virus. Also nasal vaccines are needed. Otherwise we will be chasing our tails for ever.
A bit OT, Mr Kochanski and I are going to go and get our Covid and Flu vaccinations today. He says that he’s getting a Pneumonia vaccination too, because his lungs are a bit wrecked. Think I might try to score one of those bad boys also!
CDC recommendations: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/stay-up-to-date.html
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I'm in virtually the same situation as you. I'm in my mid-60s, had Covid in mid-September, but it was fairly mild, thanks to being double-vaxxed and boosted. I've scheduled my next booster for early December.
You may want to do your own research on credible medical sites, not social media, because your personal (age, weight and health) data is a contributing factor in your own perception of risk. In general, you had covid in September so you are approaching the possibility of getting it again although statistically it should be very mild. The longer you put off the booster the better your immune system response will be in addition to "kicking the can" that much further into the future mutation time frame when the bivalent booster could be most needed. In my lay opinion you haven't given any reason why you need to make a quick decision or get a booster for at least another month (but you need to give the booster 2 or more weeks to get up to full effectiveness) and there are indications that January will see a rise in the infection rate.
I'm over 70, my last infection was in January and I have other reasons for being a bit risk adverse so I got the bivalent in mid October.