Acting in accordance with data protection rules, the Ministry of Health does not currently cross-reference data between those infected and those vaccinated. For this reason, the Ministry is unable to say, for example, how many patients were infected after receiving a first dose of vaccine or after being fully vaccinated.
Minister of Health Paulette Lenert provided this clarification in her reply to a parliamentary question by MP Marc Hansen from the Green Party. Lenert also pointed out that people who have contracted Covid-19 in the past six months can choose to receive only one dose of the vaccine.
In addition, the Minister explained that the CovidCheck certificate is valid from the day of injection of the second dose for a two-dose vaccine. In the case of a one-dose regimen, such as in the case of the Johnson&Johnson product or the single dose for people who have been infected with the virus in the past six months, the certificate's validity starts 14 days after the injection.
There are currently no recommendations in place regarding which of the four authorised vaccines people who have been infected with the coronavirus in the six months prior to their vaccination should receive.
There are also currently no plans to screen people who have not yet been vaccinated to determine whether they may already have antibodies, which could help optimise the number of vaccine doses.
Over the last six months, more than 24,200 people have been infected with Covid-19 in Luxembourg.