Next Covid vaccination campaign to begin in France

Vulnerable people are advised to get booster shot before influx of visitors for Olympics

The campaign will run until mid-June, and you can book your appointment online

Top-up Covid-19 vaccines will be available from next Monday (April 15) for elderly and vulnerable people in France, as part of the Spring 2024 booster campaign.

The campaign will run until June 16.

People over 80, residents at old people’s homes (EHPADs), those in long-term health care homes, and immunocompromised people in particular are recommended to get a jab. 

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However, anyone can make an appointment to get a booster shot.

The vaccines are being offered as part of the general spring vaccination campaign in France, but particularly emphasis is being made on vulnerable people getting a jab before the summer. 

“Getting your booster in the spring will ensure that you are protected during the summer period,” says Assurance Maladie on its website. 

This is particularly important this year “due to the Olympic and Paralympic Games, when the movement of people from all over the world could lead to an epidemic wave,” it adds. 

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How can I book a vaccine?

You can make an appointment to book a vaccine with your GP, a pharmacist, or a nurse. 

You can also use online booking platforms such as Doctolib. 

You do not need to bring any documents with you, but you must not have had a Covid vaccine (or have been infected with the virus) in the previous three months.