France should expand the scope of vaccination of the Coronavirus vaccine in response to calls from all walks of life and vaccination needs. From May, adults over the age of 18 with communicable diseases are allowed to be vaccinated, and from 15 June, all adults can make an appointment to be vaccinated.
According to Le Parisien newspaper, France’s General Directorate of Health explained in a statement that people over the age of 50 with co-diseases had previously been given priority vaccinations and that from now on, people aged 18 to 49 with co-diseases could also make an appointment to be vaccinated at a vaccination centre.
The executive chooses to trust the French, “vaccination should not be conditional on the presentation of supporting documentation”, which means that a doctor’s prescription is not required as proof. Moreover, the list of “co-diseases” has expanded considerably to include obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney failure, heart disease, cancer, severe asthma, sleep apnea syndrome, and more.
Olivier Velan, France’s health minister, said the new measure would benefit about 4m French people. He called on the French to be civic and to remain motivated to vaccinate for the long term, “in June, July and August, we still need a lot of French people to get vaccinated, even if the peak of the pandemic is over or the level of transmission of the virus is low.” “Furthermore, Olivier Welland has asked the French National Health Service to comment on the extension of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccination to all adults.
Some local governments in France have relaxed vaccination standards locally, with Bastia and Porticio in Corsica for all people over the age of 18, Nice in the coastal Alps for residents over the age of 18 and Cannes for people over 40.
France’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs also announced that vaccinations would be expanded in the Overseas Territories, with Guadeloupe, Martinique, Guyana, Saint-Barthelemy, Saint-Martin, Wallis and Futuna, Saint-Pierre and Miquelon allowing all residents over the age of 18 to be vaccinated, and Mayotte extending the age limit to over-16s.
Separately, Jean-Baptiste Jabali, France’s minister for transport, announced that airline pilots and flight attendants flying to India, Brazil, Argentina, Chile and South Africa would be given priority vaccinations.
But French government spokesman Gabriel Attar 2 stressed that although France is expanding the vaccination population, but still subject to dose restrictions, so it is necessary to ensure that priority groups first vaccination, the government is looking for priority people who have not been vaccinated, especially the elderly living alone and unable to travel. He pledged that France’s vaccination target would be met, reaching 20 million by mid-May and 30 million by mid-June.
At present, 15865,844 people in France have been given at least one dose of Coronavirus vaccine, accounting for 23.7 per cent of the total population and 30.2 per cent of the adult population;