On November 17, 2021, a healthcare professional talks to a patient at the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Vaccination Center in Ansenis-Saint-Jereon, France. (Stephane Mahe / Reuters)
Paris — France on Thursday to make COVID-19 booster shots available to all adults, tighten rules on wearing face masks, and seek to curb the fifth wave of infections at risk of impairing economic recovery. Announced that it will strengthen its health pass check.
In France, infections are doubling every 11 days, but authorities said they do not have to follow the example of re-imposing the Austrian blockade.
Health Minister Olivier Véran said that anyone over the age of 18 would be eligible for a booster vaccination and the time from complete vaccination to booster vaccination would be reduced from 6 months to 5 months.
“We are still destined,” Belan said at a press conference, urging people to respect the rules of social distance.
Booster Shots are currently only available to people over the age of 65 and having underlying health problems.
By Sudip Kar-Gupta