France – A booster dose three months after full vaccination – For all 12-17 year olds

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The French High Authority for Health announced today that booster doses of the Covid-19 vaccine may be given three months after the end of the vaccination, in response to the spread of the Omicron variant.

The administration of the booster dose of the vaccine after the expiration of the trimester also concerns the age category 12-17 years.

Vaccination of children started – Cases are increasing

It is noted that the vaccination of children from 5 to 11 years old officially opened on Wednesday, as announced by the Minister of Health, Olivier Veran. “We are opening the official vaccination for children” of this age group, the minister told BFMTV, clarifying that the appointments for the category 5-11 years will be open “in the morning”.

At the same time, the French minister warned that the daily number of covid-19 cases in the country may reach 100,000, from the current 70,000, as France is facing the fifth wave of the epidemic. He added that the Omicron variant will be dominant in France until early January.

The French minister said no new restrictions were being considered at the moment, although nothing could be ruled out, with French authorities hoping the increase in the number of people vaccinated would allow them to keep the epidemic under control.

Turn to teleworking

For her part, Labor Minister Elizabeth Bourne called on companies to “speed up” their shift to teleworking, urging them to prepare “from now on” to “boost” it after the Christmas holidays and targeting employees. work from home 3 to 4 days a week.

“It is clear that this situation must accelerate, strengthen teleworking with a view to at least three days a week for the jobs that allow it, or even four when possible,” Bourne told Europe 1 radio station. .

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