Monday, January 17

Covid-19. Sanitary pass: beware of deactivation this Saturday

It was the deadline set in November by the government. This Saturday, January 15, the ax falls for adults who have not done their Covid vaccine reminder in time: their health pass, precious sesame to access places open to the public, should be deactivated.

On Wednesday, the Minister of Health Olivier Véran had indicated that between 500,000 and 700,000 people had not yet received their booster vaccine. However, he pointed out that the number of passes deactivated on the date of this Saturday would undoubtedly be lower. We explain the new rules to you.

Will my pass be deactivated this Saturday?

If you have not yet received a booster dose of vaccine, this does not necessarily mean that your health pass will be deactivated this Saturday. If you have a complete vaccination schedule (two doses of vaccine), you must do a booster no later than seven months after the second injection. In other words, your health pass expires this Saturday if your last injection was performed before June 15. The date of January 15 simply corresponds to the entry into force of the mechanism for adults between 18 and 65 years old.

For people over the age of 65 and those with comorbidities, who had access to the reminder in September, this deadline was set for December 15.

Attention : From February 15, the period of validity of the health pass between the reminder and the last injection increases to four months, instead of seven.

A tolerance of 7 days granted

On its site, the Health Insurance specifies however that “a tolerance of 7 additional days is granted after the date of end of validity of the health pass”. Also note: once the booster dose has been taken, it takes seven days before you can activate the QR Code necessary for the health pass.

What if I have contracted Covid-19?

If you have contracted Covid-19, you obtain a certificate of recovery which allows you to extend your health pass while waiting to receive a booster dose. This certificate offers a health pass valid for 11 days after a positive PCR or antigen test, for six months.

When can I receive my booster dose?

Since December 28, it has been possible (and recommended) to do your vaccine booster three months after the last injection or last infection. A measure that the government had taken in the face of the spread of the Omicron variant. Previously, this eligibility period was four months.

To find out when to take your booster dose and find out the expiry date of your health pass, you can also go to the Health Insurance website:

Soon the vaccine pass

The bill to transform the health pass into a vaccination pass is currently being debated in Parliament. The executive hopes that the device will come into force next week.

It will then be necessary to be able to justify a vaccination status to access leisure activities, restaurants and bars, fairs or interregional public transport. A negative test will no longer suffice, except for access to health establishments and services.

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