In place since July 21, the health pass will remain in effect nationwide at least until November 15, government spokesman Gabriel Attal said on Thursday (October 7). “We requested an opinion from the scientific council which was given to us on Wednesday (October 6, Editor’s note) and which calls us to be careful, since in winter the epidemic can start again. If adaptation of the health pass there were to be, it could not be considered before November 15th “, he said at the exit of the Council of Ministers.
“We owe the truth to the French: the time has not come to lift all measures, all constraints”, said Gabriel Attal in the preamble to his press briefing, justifying that “The virus loves winter” and “The epidemic is no longer receding in certain departments”.
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The government spokesperson did not give clear indications on what could be “Adaptations” health pass, except that decisions will be “National order”, and not by department as it had been envisaged for a time, and rather “By sectors”.
The third dose now open to caregivers
Gabriel Attal also indicated that the third dose was open to nursing staff on Thursday. The government “Has decided to follow the recommendation of the High Authority for Health (HAS) which authorizes the vaccination booster campaign for our nursing staff “, He declared, specifying that this third dose would not be compulsory. Those who are “Fully vaccinated for more than 6 months” can now make an appointment for the callback. In total, nearly 3 million caregivers are affected.
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Gabriel Attal also re-launched an appeal to the 18 million French people already affected by this third dose (i.e. those over 65 and those at risk with a “Particular fragility in the face of Covid-19”) to make an appointment.
In its opinion on Wednesday, the HAS estimated that the administration of a booster dose will become ” probably needed in the coming months »To the entire population, qualifying that it was not yet “Justified at this stage”.