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VACCINATION – Rush for vaccines. Three million Covid-19 vaccination appointments have been made since the announcement on Thursday of theextension of the recall campaign to the entire adult population, indicated Olivier Véran this Saturday November 27 on Twitter.
“This Saturday, the booster vaccination opens to everyone from 18 years old,” recalled the Minister of Health. “19 million of us are already eligible and (…) 3 million appointments have been made since Thursday”, we can read on his Twitter account.
This Saturday, the booster vaccination opens to everyone from 18 years old.
19 million of us are already eligible and will be able to be vaccinated at their pharmacist, doctor or center.
3 million appointments have been taken since Thursday.
Let’s not let our guard down!
– Olivier Véran (@olivierveran) November 27, 2021
Before Thursday, the recall only concerned people over 65, people at risk of severe form and caregivers. To date, more than 6 million people in France have received a booster dose, most often a third injection.
Friday morning, the Doctolib medical appointment booking platform had reported more than 1.2 million appointments booked since Olivier Véran spoke the day before.
The danger of the 5th wave
Because faced with the 5th wave that is sweeping the country, the government has implemented new measures, in particular the obligation of a third dose for all adults, an essential condition to keep your health pass from December 15 for children. over 65, from January 15 for all others. However, you must wait a minimum of 5 months and a maximum of 7 months between the 2nd and the 3rd dose.
To answer the question, pharmacies remain open on Sundays and 300 vaccination centers will reopen to support the other 1,100 which still welcome the public.
Among the other announcements by the Minister of Health, the period of validity of negative Covid-19 tests which goes from 72 to 24 hours, or even the re-establishment of the wearing of masks in public places where the health pass is required such as cinemas or restaurants.
See also on The HuffPost: Covid-19: Véran rules out containment or curfew against the 5th wave