In France, a booster vaccination is mandatory to keep the corona virus from passing. The shot will be available to all adults over the age of 18. Health Minister Olivier Veran said the shot can be given five months after the second vaccination. There will be no new strict measures.
Minister Ferran said during a press conference that there will be no new lockdown or curfew. France imposed a strict 6-6 a.m. curfew during the previous wave of pollution. However, face masks will be mandatory in more places and there will be a stricter policy for Corona tickets, which will be required more often. Anyone who has not been vaccinated but wants to go somewhere thanks to a negative test should get tested more often. The results will only be valid for another 24 hours, instead of the full three days now.
In order to be able to give the new injections quickly, more vaccination centers will be opened again, according to the minister. Vaccinations will be carried out already five months after the second vaccination, one month earlier than previously assumed. Seniors will already have their turn from December 15, and the rest of the population a month later. The French health authority HAS previously said it supports a booster dose for adults over 18 years old. On vaccinating children, Ferran said this will happen in 2022 at the earliest.
“Our fate is still in our hands,” the minister said. Ferran also said he believes the next wave of corona, the fifth, will be heavier than the current rise in infections and hospitalizations. In France, more than 30,000 people have contracted the virus for two days in a row.
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