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Second shot for those vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson



People with at least one vaccine dose as of 1 November 2021 will receive five free PCR tests, says a health ministry press release. Photo: Shutterstock

People with at least one vaccine dose as of 1 November 2021 will receive five free PCR tests, says a health ministry press release. Photo: Shutterstock

People who have been inoculated with the single-jab Johnson & Johnson vaccine (“Vaccine Janssen”) will be invited for a second jab, says an 18 October health ministry press release.

The additional jab will be with a messenger RNA vaccine.

In announcing this policy, the government is following a recommendation made on 14 October by the Higher Council for Infectious Diseases.

Who is eligible and how to book

Those who have been vaccinated with the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine will receive an invitation from the government four or more weeks after receiving the J&J jab. With the code given in the invitation, they can make an appointment either with a doctor (find a list of participating doctors at www.impfen.lu) or at a vaccination centre (via myguichet.lu).

The first batch of invitations will be sent out at the end of the week of 18–22 October, said the press release. After that there will be successive waves of invitations.

Additional information is available through a government hotline: (+352) 247-65533

Free PCR tests, on condition

The health ministry also announced on 14 October that PCR tests would become free of charge to those who have had a first vaccine shot before 1 November 2021.

Eligible people will receive five test vouchers.