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Age group, deadline for vaccination: when can I get a health passport?

In a conclusion, which he presented to the government on Monday, the Scientific Council confirmed the idea of ​​a health pass. In the case of vaccinations, the waiting time between the administration of doses and the issuance of the precious certificate is also indicated.

The question is no longer whether France will introduce a health pass to speed up the resumption of activities, but rather when it will happen. In addition, the question concerns the date when sesame can be delivered to a person in accordance with the age category to which he belongs and, therefore, his vaccination schedule. And it looks like young people will have to wait for the last summer fires.

Captured on April 29 by Jean Castex, who wanted to give his opinion on the relevance of the process, the Scientific Council did submit its opinion to the state authorities on Monday. The document confirms the idea of ​​this pass, pointing out, however, that patience is needed, more or less depending on the situation.

Three scenarios

You also need to know how to determine and issue a health passport. It can be produced – in paper version or, preferably, as decided by the Academic Council, in digital version through the TousAntiCovid app – when one or the other of these three conditions is met: complete vaccination, natural immunity certificate, or negative test. dated within 48 hours.

Obtaining it after vaccination is of course the focus of attention as it will be the most durable and intended to affect the largest number of people. However, there must be a delay between vaccinating a person and issuing a badge. And the Scientific Council has provided “purely indicative” time frames for vaccine types.

You can go two weeks after the second injection, of course, if the vaccine you are using requires two injections. This includes Pfizer / BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines. It will take four weeks for a single injection of the vaccine. There is only one vaccine used in our territory: the Johnson & Johnson vaccine distributed by Janssen. Finally, the vaccine boils down to a simple injection for people who have contracted the virus in the past. In this case, after the injection, you will have to wait another two weeks.

A question of intervals and time

It should also be noted that the interval to be followed between the two doses is not the same depending on the products chosen: there are six weeks between two doses of Pfizer / BioNTech or Moderna, but there are twelve weeks between two doses.

Recent evidence further complicates these delays, which differ depending on the case and type of vaccination: vaccinations started on different dates depending on age and health status. Thus, the campaign will not be open to all adults (and therefore the youngest, healthiest ones) until June 15th.

At the earliest mid-August for young people

These differentiated time frames mean that French people who are eligible for vaccinations from February or March will be able to get their health passport as soon as it becomes valid or, in any case, before the summer: here we mean medical staff, home helpers , firefighters, but also people at least 70 years old or even people at least 50 years old with concomitant diseases. But for those categories of the population, the vaccination of which began later, the horizon is still far away.

Since healthy adults between the ages of 18 and 49 must wait until June 15 to receive their first dose, they cannot dream of getting a pass until mid-August as they are vaccinated with Pfizer or Moderna Only. Of course, these dates correspond to the first dose received around June 15th.

Persons 18-49 years old with concomitant diseases and persons over 55 years old can count on July.

Effective May 1, people between the ages of 18 and 49 with underlying medical conditions are eligible for doses of Pfizer and Moderna. As such, a member of this stung public this week will receive his pass in early July.

Recently, namely from April 12, AstraZeneca vaccination has been opened to people over the age of 55. If we look at a person in this segment who received their first dose in mid-April, we can see that they will be able to receive their pass during the last days of July (at least on the 26th).

Mid June sixties

People between the ages of 60 and 69 – without any distinction – have benefited from the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine renewals since April 16. The smaller difference between doses of these messenger RNA vaccines – hence six weeks – allows them to count on mid-June if they start the protocol immediately.

The sensitivity of the issue and the importance of these time periods, which are certainly indicative, but very likely, prompted the Scientific Council to recommend limiting the sanitary pass “only to events that gather a large number of people”, excluding from the application “everyday activities (visiting a workplace, business, educational institution, cafe, a restaurant) “. Insignia in accordance with the will expressed by the President of the Republic on April 30.

“Along the same lines, it may seem realistic and health-appropriate to access random events in terms of attendance, such as major events (parks, concerts, sports events, etc.)) or major professional events. (Fairs , conferences, etc.), through the delivery of a health pass to all participants and organizers, ”the text of the Academic Council still slips through.

Robin Werner BFMTV reporter

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