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Covid-19 vaccine: what are the rules?

Verified 27 novembre 2021 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

You're already vaccinated

  • Regarding the vaccine COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen, the diagram is complete 28 days after the dose.
  • For other vaccines, the pattern is complete 7 days after a second dose. Except for people who have been infected with Covid-19, for whom this time period runs after a dose.

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.

For the schema to remain complete, a reminder may be required.

Major and some minor may receive a vaccine recall within a minimum time after their last injection or infection with Covid.

For example, you can receive your vaccination reminder:

  • Five months after your last injection, or your last Covid infection
  • Within 4 weeks of your injection if you had been vaccinated with the Janssen vaccine
  • As early as 3 months after your last shot of vaccine if you are severely immunocompromised (4th dose). 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 reminder and where to do it, you can view the department page on this issue .

A simulator allows you to find a vaccination spot:

Find a Covid-19 vaccination site

Ministry of Social Affairs

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

Personnel who are required to be vaccinated have until September 15, 2021 (or October 15, 2021 if they have already received a first dose of vaccine). They will be issued with a Certificate of Vaccine Status.

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.

Up to and including December 31, 2021, all transportation costs are covered by Health Insurance for Dependent Persons. There is no advance fee.

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.