To keep a valid vaccination passport, you will need to take the third dose.
French Minister of Health Olivier Véran stated that starting from Saturday, France will allow all adults to be vaccinated with the COVID-19 booster. This is done to stop the fifth pandemic wave and avoid tighter measures such as Curfew, lockdown or lockdown as part of a series Thursday.
Adults over the age of 18 will be allowed to receive a third dose—for people recovering from COVID-19, it can actually be a second dose—five months after their last injection. Intense injections will be required for valid vaccination passports starting January 15. QR code passes are a universal access card that allows you to eat in restaurants and other public areas. Passes that have been expired for adults after seven months of the last injection will be canceled.
Six million adults have had booster injections and another 19 millions are eligible since Saturday. Health officials estimate that 89% of adults have received their first two injections, or one injection if they have recovered after COVID-19.
France also reduces the validity of a PCR negative in vaccine passports for unvaccinated persons from 72 hours to 24. This makes it less painful to be stabbed. Masks will be required in public places like restaurants and movie theatres, as well as some outdoor areas such as Christmas markets.
Wayland stated during the press conference, “France is now experiencing a fifth wave.” This wave will be more powerful and last longer than the one that took place this summer, there is no doubt about that. “We believe we cannot resort to the strictest tools to get through this wave.”
Nearly 360,000 injection appointments were made Wednesday on Doctolib in France, the country’s largest private medical appointment platform. This is a new record.
Véran also stated that the antiviral drug monelavir developed by MSD and Ridgeback will begin sales in France in early December. Patients with COVID-19 symptoms and comorbidities will be able to have their family doctors prescribe them. He stated that Weiland has high hopes for the drug.
Jean-Michel Blanquer the Minister of Education also stated that elementary schools will not be closed until the first COVID-19 case has been detected.
Instead, all students will be tested and those with negative results can return to school. COVID-19 has closed approximately 8,500 classrooms.
France reported over 30,000 new cases per hour on Wednesday for the second consecutive day, three times as many as the November 14th level.