Vaccination against Covid in France: as of April 6, 2022, 40,301,465 booster doses have been carried out

1. Daily and accumulated vaccination data

Since the beginning of the booster campaign, 40,301,465 booster doses have been carried out1.

Furthermore, since the beginning of the vaccination campaign in France, 54,277,658 people have received at least one injection (that is, 80.5% of the total populationtwo) and 53,367,307 people already have the complete vaccination schedule (that is, 79.2% of the total population).

1 The number of booster shots is now available on D-Day daily.

two With the opening of vaccination at 12-17 years, the calculation of the vaccination rate for the adult population is changing. As the number of injections per age group is only available on D+1, we will now report the vaccination rate for the adult population on D-1, on a weekly basis every Tuesday. The vaccination rate of the total population is not affected, it is still administered daily to JJ.

* Figures now include pediatric injections.

Provisional data as of April 6

1 The figures corresponding to fraudulent vaccinations (false vaccination certificates) are gradually deducted from the total accumulation of injections. Therefore, the total injections for the day may be exceptionally lower than the previous day.

As a reminder, appointments are possible:

  • Through the website www.sante.fr ;
  • At a pharmacist, a city doctor (general practitioner, specialist doctor or occupational doctor), at an infirmary or midwifery, at a vaccination center, at your dental surgeon, at a medical biology laboratory;
  • Through local devices available to help make appointments;
  • In case of difficulty, through the national toll-free number (0 800 009 110) which allows you to be redirected to a center’s switchboard or get help making an appointment.

The vaccination campaign for children aged 5 to 11 years


As of December 22, 2021, children ages 5 to 11 are eligible for vaccination.

Vaccination of children aged 5 to 11 years is prioritized in vaccinations with a pediatric line, with the family doctor or pediatrician (or other specialist), at their place of care.

Opening of the impeachment campaign from the 1is September


In accordance with the various scientific opinions issued since April 2021, the President of the Republic announced, on August 11, 2021, the launch of an anti-Covid-19 vaccination reminder campaign from September 2021 for certain populations particularly vulnerable priorities. Since November 27, the booster campaign has been open to all eligible adults and eligibility for booster vaccination has been reduced to 3 months after the initial full vaccination schedule.

Starting January 24, all teens ages 12 to 17 are also eligible for the booster, six months after their initial full immunization schedule.

From March 14, 2022, people over 80 years of age and residents in EHPADs and USLDs (Long Term Care Units) can receive a 2the booster dose. It is recommended and can be given as soon as 3 months after 1hour booster dose or last infection.

Specifically, people who have been vaccinated first on a two-dose schedule will receive their booster dose (or third dose) three months after the second dose. In case an infection occurs at least 3 months after the initial full vaccination schedule, there is no obligation to carry out a booster vaccination. However, if the person wishes to travel to a country where withdrawal is mandatory, it is still possible to withdraw as early as 3 months after infection..

For immunocompromised patients, medical advice is recommended.

For people vaccinated with Janssen:

If the infection occurred before the injection of the Janssen dose, then there is no need to give an additional dose, just a booster dose within 2 months of the first dose.

- If the infection occurred after the first injection, there are two scenarios:

  • The person is positive for Covid-19 less than 15 days after their Janssen dose: an additional dose of vaccine should be given in the month after the first dose, then a booster dose starting 3 months after the additional dose;
  • The person is positive for Covid-19 more than 15 days after their dose of Janssen: You do not need to take an additional dose, just a booster dose from 3 months after infection.

People who have had Covid-19 more than 3 months after their extra dose do not need to take their booster dose unless they are traveling to a country where the booster dose is mandatory. In this case, they can do their booster dose as early as 3 months after infection.

The booster must be carried out with a messenger RNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) in an undifferentiated manner, regardless of the vaccine used for the primary vaccination. Specifically, it is possible to receive Moderna as a booster if you have been vaccinated with Pfizer and vice versa.

The administration of this booster dose in adolescents aged 12 to 17 years refers only to the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine, from 12 years of age (Comirnaty).


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