No vaccination pass for 12-15 year olds! The deputies raised this Tuesday to 16 years the threshold required for this device, against 12 years in the initial project of the government. This modification was adopted almost unanimously – 386 votes in favor, two against – during the examination at first reading at the Palais Bourbon of the bill establishing the vaccination pass.
The compromise on this issue relating to the vaccination of minors, which had greatly contributed to tense up the debate, was made around an amendment by the socialist Cécile Untermaier, subamended during the session by the government.
The socialist amendment provides “not to apply the vaccination pass for minors aged 12 to 15 but to maintain the current health pass system for these minors”. Thus, the vaccination pass would only be applied to “the age from which a minor can be vaccinated against Covid-19 without parental consent”, i.e. 16 years.
The health pass applied to school trips
The sub-amendment presented by the Minister of Health Olivier Véran adds that “only the health pass can apply to school outings, as well as to all extracurricular and extracurricular activities”.
Other amendments asking that the health pass is not required for minors under 18 were withdrawn or rejected, in favor of the compromise finally voted.