After expanding eligibility for the vaccine to extra groups, the French government on Friday confirmed the final timetable for all groups.
It had always been envisaged that it would be opened up to all groups in June, with a target to have given a vaccine to everyone who wants one by the end of the summer, but now we have the confirmed dates for all groups.
- All over 55s
- All heathcare workers or people working with those in vulnerable groups such as the elderly
- Under 55s who are close family members or co-habitees of people with compromised immune systems
- Under 55s with serious medical conditions such as transplant patients
From May 1st all under 55s with long-term health conditions such as diabetes, hypertension of a BMI of above 30 can be vaccinated – full details HERE.
All over 50s – with or without health conditions – can be vaccinated
All over 18s are eligible for a vaccine
Even if you are eligible it is not always easy to find an appointment slot, so vaccine centres have priority slots of people who work in certain professions, including teachers, police officers, transport workers, security guards and those who work in food retail – find the full list HERE.
Find an appointment
If you are struggling to find an appointment near you, there are several websites that can help – find out more HERE.
The overall objective is that anyone who wants one can get an appointment before August 31st for their first injection, with the second dose following six or 12 weeks later, depending on the vaccine given.