France restricts the validity of health pass for fully vaccinated people to seven months after received their second dose and require them to receive booster dose.
Sources: Deutsche Welle
Sources: Deutsche Welle
French Prime Minister Jean Castex announces that a new COVID-19 vaccine pass will go into effect on January 24 pending approval from the Constitutional Council. The new pass will ban unvaccinated people from entering most public venues and travelling on domestic flights and inter-regional trains. Additionally, the mandate to work from home for more than 3 days per week will be lifted on February 2 and children between the ages of 12 and 17 years will be eligible to receive a booster dose beginning on Monday.
The French Haute Autorité de santé recommends that booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine can be administered as soon as three months after the primary vaccination schedule due to the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant.
France begins to require people aged above 65 years to receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster dose or lose their Health Pass validity status unless they show proof of a negative test in the previous 24 hours. The requirement will be extended to all age groups from January 15.
The French Minister of Social Affairs and Health announces a nationalized plan to provide a third booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccines to all adults beginning on 27 November, instead of enacting another nationwide state of lockdown in order to reduce the currently record-breaking spread of COVID-19.
President Emmanuel Macron announces that beginning from December 15, people aged above 65 years old will be required to receive the booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in order to maintain their Health Pass. He also announces that people aged 50 to 64 years old will become eligible for the booster dose from early December.
France begins to administer booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to people over the age of 65 and people with underlying health conditions, provided that they have received both doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine at least six months ago. People who received the single-dose Janssen vaccine can also receive a booster dose of either of the two other vaccines at least four weeks after they first received a vaccine.
The French national health regulator "Haute Autorité de Santé" recommends a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine for people over the age of 65 and those with existing health conditions, which was previously announced by Health minister Olivier Véran yesterday. The booster doses will be administered beginning at the end of October.
The French government announces that the country will lift its domestic travel restrictions and ease a nationwide curfew in May amidst an expectation that the number of COVID-19 cases will be reduced. The government also announces that they will impose a 10-day quarantine on all travelers from India in order to prevent the spread of the Lineage B.1.617 variant.