The Omicron variant is three times more contagious than the previous variant. Can you be infected multiple times with Omicron? When are you most contagious?
You can get infected multiple times
The Omicron variant is so contagious that you can get infected multiple times with both BA.2 (at the beginning of the year) and BA.5. Really, subvariant BA.5 he is himself more contagious than BA.2.
How long am I contagious?
You are in touch. If you are positive for Covid, you are most contagious 48 hours before the first symptoms appear ! This is why it is essential to wear a mask and get tested as soon as you are notified case-contact.
Vaccinated several times and still infected
You can become infected or even be infectedinfected twice Omicron during vaccination. Anti-Covid vaccines really protect against severe forms, not contamination. Especially since the vaccines given so far are not suitable for Omicron. We are waiting for vaccines bivalent autumn.
While being vaccinated and infectedyou develop a strong immunity. Dual immunity that also builds over time. “It’s rather positive, because whatever new variant appears, over time we’ll have a better chance to be protected from serious forms” explains Antoine Flahault. He is an epidemiologist and professor of public health at the University of Geneva.