Covid-19: 3rd dose, mask, health pass, Molnupiravir … we summarize all the big dates that await us

November 26

From Friday 26 November “a decree will again make it mandatory to wear a mask anywhere indoors” in places that are open to the public, including places where the health card is requested. Bars, restaurants, nightclubs, museums and theaters are of particular concern.

November 27

The vaccine booster for all adults against Covid-19 is open from Saturday 27 November.

“You can already go to the online appointment booking platforms to book your slots” and “we will open, reopen or expand the vaccination centers from this weekend”, stated Minister of Health Olivier Véran.

November 29

The validity period for negative Covid-19 tests entitling to a health passport has been reduced to 24 hours from Monday 29 November.

This period, which allows unvaccinated or non-vaccinated persons to benefit from the health card, was until now 72 hours.

December 1st

Release in France of the drug “Molnupiravir”. It represents one “huge hope” and one “new weapon” to fight Covid-19, according to Olivier Véran. Olivier Véran indicated that this tablet will first be reserved for people over 65 and people with comorbidities.

December 15th

From 15 December, the health card for people over 65 will no longer be active if the reminder is not made within seven months after infection or after the last injection.

January 2022

France is investigating the possibility of vaccinating children aged 5 to 11 against Covid-19, but at least not before “early 2022”, said Olivier Véran.

The European regulator on Thursday approved the administration to children aged 5 to 11 years of Pfizer’s anti-Covid-19 vaccine, the first serum approved in Europe for this age group, particularly affected by the new wave of the virus.

January 15, 2022

All persons over the age of 18 must state their health card “from January 15” 2022 has received a booster dose of Covid vaccine no more than seven months after the previous one.

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