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Véran does not rule out the use of a fourth dose of anti-Covid vaccine – RT in French
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Véran does not rule out the use of a fourth dose of anti-Covid vaccine – RT in French
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After announcing the reduction of the anti-Covid booster time to three months after the last dose, the government says it is “open” to the “prospect” of a fourth dose, while stressing that more hindsight is necessary before deciding .

“It’s a possibility”: this is the response formulated on December 27 by the Minister of Health Olivier Véran, when asked about the possibility of authorizing a fourth dose to French people already triply vaccinated against Covid for at least three month.

Stressing that the government was “open to this prospect”, the minister nevertheless specified that the question would come “in due time” and was not for the time being a “priority”. Olivier Véran has again argued a lack of “hindsight” on the duration after which the effectiveness of the third dose falls. He also said that France was working with Israel on the subject. The Jewish state’s vaccination campaign had indeed started earlier, and some Israelis have already received a fourth dose.

The Minister of Health was speaking at a press conference with Prime Minister Jean Castex, devoted to the new measures taken by the government in the context of the increase in contamination due to the Omicron variant, whose intrinsic dangerousness is however subject to discussion.

During this, the government announced in particular that from December 28, the French who so wish could receive their anti-Covid vaccine booster three months after receiving their last dose (in this case the second, for time). “It will only take three months after your second injection or your first if you have had the Covid to benefit from your booster”, announced Jean Castex.

The campaign for the third dose of the anti-Covid vaccine began in September for the elderly. It was subsequently extended at the end of November to the entire adult population. From January 30, 2022, it will be mandatory for caregivers and firefighters.

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