An interval of at least three months is recommended between the infection and the booster dose, although people may still receive it once symptoms have subsided (except for cough, loss of smell or taste which may persist) and their isolation period is over.
People must also wait at least three months after receiving the previous dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
People 12 years of age and older who have already had COVID-19 confirmed by a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test and received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine may receive a booster dose of COVID-19 messenger RNA vaccine if desired, even if this dose is not necessary.
For COVID-19 cases confirmed by epidemiological link (who have been contacted by their region’s public health authority to advise them of their status) or who have only received a positive result for a serological test or rapid test at home, two vaccine doses and one booster dose are necessary. The epidemiological link, serological test or rapid test at home cannot confirm beyond doubt that a person has had COVID-19.