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|Date||27 December 2020 – present|
|Target||Full immunisation of people in France against COVID-19|
|Participants||51,431,090 people have received at least one vaccine dose|
50,312,831 people have been fully vaccinated
|Outcome||76.6% of the French population have received at least one vaccine dose|
75.0% of the French population have been fully vaccinated
COVID-19 vaccination in France started on 27 December 2020 after the approval of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine by the European Union commission.
There are several COVID-19 vaccines at various stages of development around the world.
|Pfizer–BioNTech||21 December 2020||27 December 2020|
|Moderna||6 January 2021||12 January 2021|
|Oxford–AstraZeneca||29 January 2021||6 February 2021|
|Janssen||11 March 2021||23 April 2021|
|Vaccine||Type (technology)||Phase I||Phase II||Phase III|
|CoVepiT||Subunit||In progress||Not yet||Not yet|
The vaccination strategy put in place by the government has three principal objectives:
The vaccine is planned to be distributed in five phases.
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.
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.
This phase concerns people who are more vulnerable than the general population. It will take place in the spring and include the following people.
Phases 4 and 5 will allow vaccination to be widely opened to those over 18.
Daily updates are provided by Santé Publique France.
The following table details the weekly number of authorized vaccines delivered to France since the start of the crisis. million.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
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