The vaccination rate against Covid-19 has increased considerably in recent months. This is due, on the one hand, to the vaccination campaign during which it was announced that access to many public places requires a health pass. On the other hand, the vaccination against the Coronavirus is now open to people over 12 years old, if before, it was only reserved for adults.
However, many people who should be prioritized in the vaccination have not yet received an injection due to lack of information or withdrawal. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn some of the things everyone ought to know about the vaccination process in France.
For which professions is vaccination mandatory?
The first categories of people who must be vaccinated are those who come into contact with victims. This includes personnel in the medical and social sector, those who work in medical transport, those in the health sector, and students in training for these professions. Firefighters and other personnel involved in the care of victims must also receive injections. Finally, equipment distributors, service providers, and volunteers working on the same premises must be vaccinated. People at risk of developing complications, even if they do not work in one of these settings, should receive an injection.
Who is at risk?
Although anyone can fall victim to the virus, some people are more likely to develop a severe form than others. This includes the elderly, diabetics, those with cancer, those with chronic renal failure, and the obese. In addition to the vaccine, it is possible to reduce the risk of developing a severe form by paying attention to one’s diet or preventing obesity. However, the vaccine remains the best way to avoid the disease, even if it is not yet 100% effective.
How do I know if I am eligible for vaccination?
Eligibility for vaccination depends on your age and situation. First of all, children 11 years old and younger cannot be vaccinated yet. From the age of 12, a young person can be injected with the vaccine for the general public. If they are between 12 and 17 years old, they can receive the Moderna vaccine at their school or place of learning. For the Pfizer-BioNtec, they can go to their doctor or to a vaccination center to get it.
For a person between the ages of 18 and 54, they can get the Moderna vaccine from their work doctor or by going to the pharmacy. The Pfizer-BioNtec is done at the exact locations as those in the younger age group. As for those 55 and older, they can receive Janssen or AstraZeneca at their place of care or home. Moderna can be injected at a doctor’s office or a nurse’s office, and Pfizer-BioNtec can be injected at their home or place of care.
What about the booster dose?
Young people between the ages of 12 and 17 can receive the booster dose of Moderna and Pfizer-BioNtec only if they have a high-risk medical condition or comorbidity. The locations for receiving the booster are the same as for vaccination for the general public. The second age group for the booster dose is between 18 and 64 years of age.
For them, the vaccination is done if the person is concerned by one of the two following situations. Either they have already received the Janssen vaccine or have comorbidity or a high-risk pathology, as is the case for the youngest category. Finally, those aged 65 and over can receive the booster dose regardless of their situation.
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