How to book your Covid-19 vaccination appointment in France
We look at how you can get vaccinated in France as the booster jab rollout gets underway
Over 1.2 million Covid-19 booster vaccination appointments were made in France on November 25 Pic: Deflet / Shutterstock
There has been a surge in the number of people in France booking Covid-19 vaccination appointments after Health Minister Olivier Véran announced booster jabs for everyone aged 18 or over last week.
Here, we go through all the different ways that you can book a Covid-19 vaccination appointment in France.
Sante.fr is the government’s portal for finding a vaccination appointment. When you go to the website you can choose your department and it will show you all the vaccination centres in your area.
It will then give you the option to call directly one of the centres to ask for an appointment or to click through to a partner site to book an appointment online.
It will show appointments available at pharmacies, with GPs or nurses, or at vaccination centres.
Vite Ma Dose
You type in your commune, postcode or department and it will instantly show you all the vaccination appointments available in your area.
It will show you the contact details so you can phone to book an appointment, or you can click through and book the appointment online through a partner website.
They also give information on the type of vaccine available.
Make sure you find the correct website, as there is a fake website called vitemadose.fr.
The correct URL for Vita Ma Dose is www.vitemadose.covidtracker.fr
A free helpline
France has a free helpline with operators available seven days a week between 06:00 and 22:00, on hand to assist in booking a vaccination appointment.
The number is 0 800 009 110.
GPs and pharmacies
Many GPs and pharmacies around France are participating in the vaccination campaign.
The easiest way to book an appointment is to phone your GP directly or your local pharmacy. If they are offering a vaccination but do not have any available doses, they should put your name on a waiting list.
There are several platforms that allow you to search and book Covid-19 vaccination appointments if you want to bypass Vita Ma Dose, or already have an account with one of these platforms.
These are the same partner websites that you’ll find on Vita Ma Dose.
You just have to put in your location - postcode, city, commune, department, etc, and the sites will show you all the available vaccination appointments nearby.
You may have to call the GP, pharmacy or centre, or book online if the provider has a web page to do so.
In many large cities around France, you can walk into vaccination centres without an appointment and get vaccinated.
This is the case in, for example, Paris and its surrounding areas, Strasbourg, Caen, etc.
To find out more, check your local mairie or Agence régionale de santé.
TousAntiCovid phone application
You can book a Covid-19 vaccination appointment through the phone application TousAntiCovid.
Click on the option ‘Je me fais vacciner / I’m getting vaccinated’, and you will be able to find your nearest appointment and book by phone or online via a partner website.
If you do not see this option on your app, you may need to update it.