France starts giving COVID booster jabs to its elderly and vulnerable

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France starts giving COVID booster jabs to its elderly and vulnerable
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France starts giving COVID booster jabs to its elderly and vulnerable. No decision has made in France yet regarding whether to roll out booster jabs to the rest of the population though.

France have now started providing booster coronavirus jabs to people over 65 years of old and to those who have underlying health conditions. Certain conditions must be met though and a minimum of six months must have passed since the person was fully vaccinated with either the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine.

For people who received the Johnson & Johnson single-dose jab they need to wait a minimum of four weeks from their first vaccination before being vaccinated with a booster shot, of either Moderna or Pfizer.

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According to the Ministry of Health in France it is expected that around 18 million people will be eligible to receive a booster coronavirus vaccination.

The decision in France was made after the health authority, the HAS, said that “recent studies suggest a fall in the vaccine’s effectiveness, especially with the delta variant”.

In other COVID news, Divorced parents in Spain head to court over children’s coronavirus vaccinations. Sadly, some divorced parents have had to head to court as they have not been able to decide if their children should be vaccinated against the ongoing coronavirus pandemic or not.


This court process is not quick though and apparently it could take a year for a decision to be reached.

In different areas of Spain family lawyers have been called on by divorced couples who cannot decide whether to vaccinate their children. In multiple cases lawyers who are members of the Spanish Association of Family Lawyers (AEAFA), have already gone down the court route and have filed voluntary jurisdiction lawsuits.

 



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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.

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