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How can I use Covidliste to find a vaccination appointment in France?

The service, which aims at connecting people to spare Covid vaccine doses, was relaunched on December 6 to help with the influx of new appointments linked to the booster dose campaign

Covid vaccination appointments have been in high demand since France opened the booster dose campaign to all adults on November 27 Pic: Studio Romantic / Shutterstock

Reader question: I was told I could use Covidliste to help me find an appointment for a Covid booster dose. How does it work?

Covidliste alerts people to Covid vaccination appointments that become available near to where they are, with the aim of saving doses that otherwise risk being lost. 

Users sign up with personal data including name, age, address, contact details. 

Then, when a dose is available, they are sent a link through SMS or email proposing a vaccination appointment, with the time, date and location. Users can either accept or refuse the appointment. 

You can sign up to Covidliste here

The service, which was put on pause in mid-October due to a lower demand for vaccinations, was relaunched December 6 due to the “influx of demands generated by the booster dose campaign”, the service’s website states. 

France opened up booster Covid vaccine doses to all adults on November 27. From January 15, if people wish to continue using their vaccination certificate as part of their health pass, they will be required to have a booster dose. For people aged 65 and over, this will be the case from December 15. 

Read more: Delays reported in rush for booster Covid doses in France

Read more: Will over 65s still get priority for Covid booster shots in France?

People who were previously signed up for Covidliste and wish to use it again to get a booster shot are recommended to go to the website to ensure that their accounts are still active. The website deletes users’ data after six months of inactivity. If the accounts are still active and the user is interested in getting an appointment, they do not need to do anything else. 

For people who are registered on the service and have already had a booster dose, the Covidliste team asks them to unregister from the service so that other people can benefit. 

Covidliste partners with around 4,300 health professionals around the country who can offer vaccinations, be it vaccination centres, pharmacists, GPs or nurses. 

The service has to date arranged 41,308 appointments, and proposed slots to over 1.1million people. 

At its peak, there were 1,478,970 signed up to it, making it the biggest vaccination waiting list in France. 

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