Thursday in "Without appointment", Doctor Jimmy Mohamed answered the question of Véronique, who wonders about the risks of being vaccinated by being asymptomatic.

No PCR test is required, reminds the doctor, but it is important not to have a fever.

As the government gradually accelerates its vaccination campaign against the coronavirus epidemic, and as public confidence in the vaccine decreases according to several polls, many people are still asking practical questions before pushing the door of a vaccination center.

This is the case of Véronique, listener from Europe 1, who wonders if being vaccinated while being potentially asymptomatic carrier of the virus is dangerous.

Doctor Jimmy Mohamed's response

"In general, before any vaccination, you must not have an infection in progress, and especially not have a temperature. Because when you have the coronavirus, or another infection, your body will try to fight, and will create antibodies to get rid of the infection So if we add a vaccine, which will also produce an immune reaction, the body is going to be in a sort of "immunity storm" which may cause you to have more than symptoms and side effects. 

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But, so far, the Covid-19 vaccine has not had any adverse effects.

So we don't ask people to do a PCR test before the vaccine, even thinking that they might be asymptomatic.

You just have to be sure you don't have a fever at the time. 

Isn't having a runny nose a contraindication? 

Doctors, before vaccinating, ask patients a few questions.

For example, when you have Covid-19, you must respect a period of three months before being vaccinated, so patients are asked if they have not been infected during the previous three months.

They are also asked if they have a temperature.

But for example, having a runny nose is not a contraindication. 

They are also asked if they have any allergies, especially to medications, to see if they need to be monitored for a little longer. 


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Because normally, the patient is monitored for 15 minutes after the vaccine.

If there is an allergy reported, we will monitor for 30 minutes.

We will also ask if the patient is taking anticoagulants, but also if it is a woman, if she is pregnant or if she is breastfeeding. "