The Minister of Health Olivier Véran will present on Thursday, November 25 new measures in the face of the resumption of the Covid-19 epidemic, including “Acceleration” vaccination and “Strengthening of the health pass”, announced Gabriel Attal Wednesday, November 24 at the end of a health defense council and the council of ministers.
“Our epidemic situation is deteriorating very clearly”, warned the government spokesperson. “A few days ago, I was talking about the start of a meteoric wave and this is being confirmed”, he insisted, warning that the circulation of the virus should “Continue to increase in the coming days and weeks”. “The challenge is to protect the French against the waves so as to save the end of year celebrations and spend the winter”, added the government spokesperson.
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Gabriel Attal has already warned that measures are planned along three main lines: “The acceleration of the vaccine booster campaign”, “Strengthening the health pass” and “The strengthening of barrier measures” like wearing a mask. The decisions will be announced at a press conference on Thursday at midday by the Minister of Health.
Opening the booster dose
On the foreground, Olivier Véran should specify to whom the booster dose of anti-Covid vaccine will be opened in the coming weeks. Currently, people over 65 can receive it, as well as people at risk and caregivers.
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President Emmanuel Macron announced in early November that everyone over 50 could benefit from it from December, and the High Authority for Health (HAS) went even further by recommending it now to over 40s.
As for the health pass, the challenge is to know how to condition it for recall according to the age groups. For the time being, only those over 65 have the prospect of having to receive their reminder to continue to benefit from this document, a mechanism which is due to start on December 15.