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Covid-19 vaccine: what are the rules?

Verified 08 avril 2022 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

You're already vaccinated

  • Regarding the vaccine COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen, the initial pattern is complete 28 days after the dose.
  • For other vaccines, the initial schedule is complete 7 days after the 2nd dose. An infection with Covid-19 is equivalent to one of the first 2 doses.

Some vaccines are not authorised by the European Commission or recognised by the National Agency for the Safety of Medicinal Products. But they are authorised by the World Health Organisation. For these patients and provided that all required doses have been received, the period is 7 days after the administration of an additional dose of a messenger RNA vaccine with such authorisation or recognition.

To keep the diagram complete, a reminder may be required.

People aged 12 and over can receive a vaccine recall within a minimum time after their last Covid injection or infection.

For 12-15 year olds, this reminder requires permission from a parent. He has to fill out certificate.

For immunocompromised persons, medical advice is recommended. A person is immunocompromised when his or her immune system is not functioning well and is therefore more vulnerable to infection.

To find out if you are affected by the recall and where to do it, you can view department page on this issue .

A simulator allows you to find a vaccination spot:

Find a Covid-19 vaccination site

Ministry of Social Affairs

Health Insurance provides a service enabling you to know from when you need to do your booster dose against Covid-19.

It also allows you to know the end date of your health pass if you do not recall.

  FYI : for people 80 years of age and over and immunocompromised persons, a 2nd booster dose is recommended from 3 months after the last injection.

The same is true for those aged 60 to 79 included from 6 months after the 1mother booster dose or infection.

My Covid Vaccine Reminder

National Health Insurance Fund (Cnam)

You're not vaccinated yet

Major

Vaccination is open to all adults without conditions.

12 to 15 year olds included

Minors aged 12 to 15 years may be vaccinated with the written consent of a single parent. The latter fills certificate

Minors, even if they have a Vitale card in their name, must present the Vitale card of one of their parents or a certificate of entitlement mentioning the social security number of one of their parents. This precaution is necessary to allow them to download their vaccination certificate in attestation-vaccine.ameli.fr.

Parents are recommended but not required. In fact, it may be required. You should ask the vaccination centre beforehand.

Minor 16 years and older

Minors aged 16 and over can be vaccinated, upon request, without having to apply for a permit.

Minors, even if they have a Vitale card in their name, must present the Vitale card of one of their parents or a certificate of entitlement mentioning the social security number of one of their parents. This precaution is necessary to allow them to download their vaccination certificate in attestation-vaccine.ameli.fr.

Parents are recommended but not required. In fact, it may be required. You should ask the vaccination centre beforehand.

Unless otherwise indicated by a doctor, health care providers must be vaccinated.

The same applies to administrative and technical staff working in these establishments and services, whether or not they are directly employed by these establishments and services.

This obligation notably the following persons:

  • Persons engaged in a health establishment, in a medical-social establishment (examples: Ehpad, disability facilities with or without accommodation and including non-medical care), in a social establishment attached to a health establishment
  • Professionals employed by an individual employer performing interventions at the home of persons who have Custom Autonomy Allocation (APA) or disability compensation (PCH)
  • All Health Students
  • SDIS-Firefighters (professionals and volunteers)
  • Occupational Health Service Personnel

Failure by the employer to monitor compliance with the vaccination obligation shall be punishable by a fine of €1 000 and €1,300 in case of increase.

Vaccination is free and there is no need for a prescription.

You need to recover certified vaccination certificate and vaccination synthesis.

The certified vaccination certificate serves as official proof of vaccination.

The vaccination synthesis contains the batch number of the injected vaccine. It can be useful in case of an adverse event to report.

  FYI : a vaccination certificate certified to European training is available. It allows from 1to July 2021 to travel within the European Union.

You have a child aged 5 to 11 years

Children aged 5 to 11 may be vaccinated except those with contraindications (example: paediatric multisystemic inflammatory syndrome).

Your child aged 5 to 11 can be vaccinated.

On the day of vaccination, the child must be accompanied either by one of his parents (or holders of parental authority) or by a person with the authorisation form signed by one of the parents.

We need the agreement of either holders of parental authority.

The latter must complete a certificate.

Your child can be vaccinated at one of the following locations:

  • Its usual place of care (university hospital, hospital, paediatric hospitals, specialised establishments, medium and long-stay reception centres, medical and social institutions and services for children with disabilities...)
  • Maternal and child protection services (MIP)
  • Vaccination centres offering paediatric vaccination
  • At his GP or paediatrician

  FYI : midwives can prescribe and administer this vaccine is available to children who are not in difficulty. The same applies to pharmacists, especially pharmacists and nurses. Some dental surgeons and medical and pharmacy students may administer this vaccine and some firefighters and health students inject it for that same audience.

Who shall I contact

Find a Covid-19 vaccination site

Ministry of Social Affairs