Optimisation dose of mRNA vaccine for people who received a single dose of the COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen

In order to optimise the protection of those vaccinated with the single-dose vaccine of the COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen, the Government Council, at its meeting on 15 October, decided to follow the recommendation of the Higher Council of Infectious Diseases (Conseil supérieur des maladies infectieuses) of 14 October for an additional injection of messenger RNA vaccine. This dose of vaccine should be delivered at least 4 weeks after the administration of the initial COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen.

Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine (COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen) received a positive opinion from the European Medicines Agency on 11 March 2021 for a conditional marketing authorisation. It is the only vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 licensed in the European Union that is administered in a single dose. To date, over 13 million doses of the vaccine have been administered in Europe.

Booking an appointment

The first invitations to get an additional dose of messenger RNA vaccine against coronavirus will be sent out at the end of this week and then in successive instalments.

People who meet the criteria (at least 4 weeks after the single dose of Janssen vaccine) will receive a letter from the Luxembourg government, with an invitation to make an appointment either with their doctor or at a vaccination centre (registration via myguichet.lu) using a code that is provided. The list of physicians participating in the vaccination campaign is available at impfen.lu.

Personalised assistance is also offered through a hotline specifically set up for this purpose under the number (+352) 247-65533.

Press release by the Ministry of State / Ministry of Health

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