The pressure on the unvaccinated will soon increase. Faced with the fifth wave of the Covid epidemic and the worrying spread of the Omicron variant, Prime Minister Jean Castex announced on Friday that the health pass would become a vaccine pass in early 2022. But when exactly?
Guest of LCI this Sunday, government spokesman Gabriel Attal hoped that the bill containing this measure would be “definitively adopted and promulgated before the end of January so that it can enter into force immediately.”
The text to transform the health pass into a vaccine pass, “a quasi-confinement” assumed for the unvaccinated according to Attal, is expected on January 5 in the Council of Ministers and on 10 in the National Assembly.
16,000 primary vaccination appointments made on Saturday
Concretely, to enter places subject to this vaccination pass (restaurants, places of culture, recreation, etc.), a negative test will no longer be sufficient: it will necessarily be necessary to have been vaccinated (or cured of the Covid) and to have received a dose reminder.
“This weekend”, or since this announcement, “we have seen an increase in appointments made for a first injection,” said Gabriel Attal, citing the figure of 16,000 first-vaccination appointments made Saturday. There are still around 5 million unvaccinated French people, he said. “It is them that we must go and convince once again, by taking measures, as we do with the vaccination pass but also by using pedagogy,” he added.