Covid-19 vaccine in France: Your questions answered

We answer your FAQs about the rollout of the coronavirus vaccine in France, which started officially on December 27

27 February 2021
Covid-19 vaccine in France: Your questions answered
By Connexion journalist
  • Number of people having received at least one Covid-19 vaccine dose: 2,808,490 (+88,921 in last 24h) (latest update on 25/02/2021)
  • Number of people vaccinated fully with both doses of the vaccine: 1,490,083 (+91,099 in last 24h) (latest update on 25/02/2021)
    Data provided by 

France’s public rollout of the vaccine began on January 18, starting with those aged over 75 and those at high risk of developing serious forms of Covid-19. 

By the end of February, more than four million vaccines will have been administered to more than three million people, the government has stated. The objective is to have offered a vaccine to all willing adults by the end of the summer. 

Vaccination appointments are fully booked until the end of February. More will be available in March.

Three vaccines have been approved for use in France: Those of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca. All three require two doses for full efficacy. 

The AstraZeneca vaccine is being rolled out to people aged 50 to 64, beginning with those with existing medical conditions. This is being done by GPs as well as at dedicated centres. The government is aiming to vaccinate all 2 million of the people deemed priority by the middle of March. Read more here.

France is aiming to begin vaccinating people aged between 65 to 74 without any serious existing medical conditions by the beginning of April.

Information on booking a vaccine appointment at a centre near you can be found on

Equally, you can arrange an appointment on booking platforms,, Maiia and Keldoc

Many of you have sent us questions about the vaccine and our team is working on answering as many as we can. 

There have been a lot of questions about whether those with private insurance (i.e. no carte Vitale) can receive the vaccine in France. 

The Ministry of Health and the British Embassy in Paris have confirmed that everyone who is a resident in France, even if they do not have a carte Vitale, will be able to receive the vaccine. Further details are still to be announced. Read more here

If you have a question about France's Covid-19 vaccine programme that we have not answered, please fill out the form here

Below, a list of articles answering your questions about the vaccination campaign.

Your questions on the coronavirus vaccine in France 

Covid France: Can I get vaccinated at my place of work?

How do I know if my GP in France has Covid vaccine doses?

Covid France: Can I get the jab in a different department?

Will new one-dose Covid vaccine speed up France rollout?

Covid France: When will 65-74 year-olds be vaccinated?

France to start Covid jabs for under 65s: Who is eligible?

Covid France: How many vaccine doses in my region?

Where are the Covid-19 vaccination centres in France?

Covid-19 France: Where can I book a vaccine appointment?

Which high-risk people can be vaccinated in France?

How to get Covid vaccine in France if no carte Vitale

Can second-home owners in France get Covid jab?

Must I prove I am over 75 to get Covid vaccine in France?

Will I get proof of my vaccination?

Does France have enough vaccine doses?

Am I guaranteed to get a second dose?

Can I travel between France and UK after Covid vaccine?

Can you choose which vaccine to get?

Will we need a vaccination every year?

I have had Covid-19. Can I still get vaccine in France?

Is GP visit required before vaccine?

Will I receive vaccine letter like for flu?

Covid-19 in France: Could places refuse unvaccinated people?

How France’s Covid-19 vaccine roll-out compares in Europe

Covid France: Can I refuse vaccine for myself and family?

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29,000 GPs in France to give AstraZeneca vaccine this week

New Covid vaccine being assessed for EU distribution

When will France receive more Covid vaccine doses?

Give AstraZeneca vaccine to students first, says French MP

France aims to roll out Covid jab to all by end of August

Covid France: extra vaccine dose does not mean more overall

French health body advises 6 weeks between vaccine doses

France hits one million vaccination target amid delay fears

France Covid: Vaccine was painless and very well organised

Second Covid vaccine approved by EU health agency

France to open ways for public to register for Covid vaccine

Q&A with French doctor who has received Covid-19 vaccine

Covid-19 variants make up 14% of positive cases in France

France to keep list of people who have Covid vaccination


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