COVID-19 vaccination in France

French vaccination campaign against COVID-19
Date27 December 2020 (2020-12-27) – present
LocationFrance
CauseCOVID-19 pandemic in France
TargetFull immunisation of people in France against COVID-19
Participants53,895,155 people have received at least one vaccine dose
52,581,073 people have been fully vaccinated
Outcome80.3% of the French population have received at least one vaccine dose
78.3% of the French population have been fully vaccinated
Websitesolidarites-sante.gouv.fr/grands-dossiers/vaccin-covid-19/
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Pfizer vaccines ready to be injected in a vaccination center on 8 January 2021 in Strasbourg.

COVID-19 vaccination in France started on 27 December 2020 after the approval of Pfizer–BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine by the European Union commission.

Vaccines on order

There are several COVID-19 vaccines at various stages of development around the world.

VaccineApprovalDeployment
Pfizer–BioNTechGreen check.svg 21 December 2020Green check.svg 27 December 2020
ModernaGreen check.svg 6 January 2021Green check.svg 12 January 2021
Oxford–AstraZenecaGreen check.svg 29 January 2021Green check.svg 6 February 2021
JanssenGreen check.svg 11 March 2021Green check.svg 23 April 2021
NovavaxGreen check.svg 20 December 2021Dark Red x.svg Not yet
ValnevaPendingDark Red x.svg Not yet
Sanofi–GSKPendingDark Red x.svg Not yet
CureVac Request withdrawnDark Red x.svg No

Vaccines in trial stage

VaccineType (technology)Phase IPhase IIPhase III
VLA2001InactivatedGreen check.svg CompletedGreen check.svg CompletedIn progress
CoVepiTSubunitIn progressDark Red x.svg Not yetDark Red x.svg Not yet
TMV-083Viral vector

Vaccination strategy

The vaccination strategy put in place by the government has three principal objectives:[1]

  1. Reduce mortality and severe forms of the disease
  2. Protect caregivers and the healthcare system
  3. Ensure vaccine and immunization safety

The vaccine is planned to be distributed in five phases.

Phase 1

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Vaccination of a health worker at the Strasbourg University Hospital on 8 January 2021.

The first phase of vaccination concerns the highest-priority audiences. Since 27 December 2020, it initially concerned nursing home and ESMS residents and staff over the age of 50. Vaccination has been open to caregivers over 50 since 2 January 2021, then to firefighters and domestic caregivers over 50 since 5 January 2021.

Phase 2

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Vaccination of people aged over 75 in Strasbourg on 18 January 2021.

This phase concerns people at high risk. From 18 January 2021, people aged 75 and over who do not reside in ESMS or nursing homes can be vaccinated. This phase will last until the end of February and concerns 5 million people. From the end of February, the vaccination will be open to people aged 65 to 74.

Phase 3

This phase concerns people who are more vulnerable than the general population. It will take place in the spring and include the following people.

  • People aged 50 to 64.
  • Precarious people and the staff accompanying them.
  • People living in closed places or in collective accommodation.
  • People with co-morbidities (COPD, hypertension, coronary heart disease, renal failure, cancers less than 3 years old or in progress, Trisomy 21, type I and II diabetes, obesity, people who have received organ or cell transplants strains).
  • People working in an essential sector and in contact with the public (education, security, food.).
Despite official priorities, any person older than 18 May be vaccinated in Bastia since 30 April 2021[2]
Photo taken on 2 May 2021

Phase 4 and 5

Phases 4 and 5 will allow vaccination to be widely opened to those over 18.

Progress to date

Daily updates are provided by Santé Publique France.[3]


Vaccine deliveries

The following table details the weekly number of authorized vaccines delivered to France since the start of the crisis.[4] Among the suppliers, AstraZeneca is by far the most late compared to its initial commitments. In the 1st quarter of 2021, AstraZeneca is expected to deliver 30 million doses to the European Union, while the initial forecast was 120 million.[5][6]


See also

References

  1. ^ "La stratégie vaccinale" (Press release). Ministère des Solidarités et de la Santé. 4 December 2020. Retrieved 30 January 2021.
  2. ^ "Covid-19 : vaccination élargie à Porticcio et Bastia". France Bleu (in French). Radio France. 13 March 2021. Retrieved 30 April 2021.
  3. ^ "Données relatives aux personnes vaccinées contre la Covid-19" (Press release). Santé publique France. Retrieved 30 January 2021.
  4. ^ "Données relatives aux livraisons de vaccins contre la COVID-19" (Press release). Santé publique France. Retrieved 29 March 2021.
  5. ^ "Covid-19 : AstraZeneca annonce de nouveaux retards de livraison de son vaccin à l'Union européenne". franceinfo (in French). France Télévisions. 13 March 2021. Retrieved 29 March 2021.
  6. ^ "AstraZeneca : retards, effets secondaires… Pourquoi le vaccin anti-Covid crée la polémique de toutes parts". Le Figaro (in French). 14 March 2021. Retrieved 29 March 2021.

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Au centre de vaccination anti-Covid, toute personne de 18 ans et plus peut se faire vacciner au Pfizer-BioNTech le 2 mai 2021
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Début de la campagne de vaccination Covid19 des personnes âgées de plus de 75 ans à Strasbourg le 18 janvier 2021.