Covid vaccine France: When will I get my first jab?
We explain who will receive the jab and when and how to calculate where you are in the queue based on the current plan
France officially began its Covid-19 vaccination campaign on December 27, 2020.
Since then, vaccines have been rolled out to the public in a staggered process.
Now eligible for a vaccine are all people aged over 75, people with serious medical conditions, all health professionals, emergency service workers and home carers over the age of 50, and all residents and staff in care homes.
From February 25, people aged between 50 to 64 will be eligible to receive the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccination, beginning with those people with existing medical conditions, such as diabetes, cancer, respiratory disease, chronic kidney disease, obesity, etc.
See our roadmap to vaccinations below.
In the graph below, we show how many people in France have been vaccinated so far according to their age.
Through the website CovidTracker, which offers data insights into the Covid-19 pandemic in France, it is possible to receive a rough estimate of when you will be vaccinated.
If you go to this link, you can use the tool VaccinPlanner. You fill in your age and answer some basic medical questions (in French) and it will calculate how long you will have to wait to receive a Covid jab at the current rate of vaccination.
The below estimation is based on someone aged 62 with no health issues and who has not been in contact with anyone with Covid-19 recently and who has not had a flu jab in the past three weeks.
*Note: The above calculator is based on the current rate of vaccination in France. The government targets are based on the understanding that the number of doses delivered each day will increase due to more doses becoming available and more types of vaccines becoming available.