From this Monday, May 31, the anti-covid vaccination was open to all French people of all age categories. Appointments have thus been extended to 18-49 year-olds since Thursday, May 27, at 11 a.m., on boarding booking platforms (Doctolib, Keldoc, Maiia).
An official decision announced Thursday by the Ministry of Health which comes just after the easing of containment measures in France. ” Are you 18 and over? Since this morning, you can make an appointment to be vaccinated from May 31. Reservations will be progressive, with new slots posted every day on the various platforms. Protect ourselves against the virus “Olivier Véran, French Minister of Health, announced Thursday on his Twitter account.
For people aged 50 and over, who are already eligible, “ they can obviously continue to make an appointment“, Said the Ministry of Health for its part.
Good news for the French wishing to be vaccinated and protect themselves against the phantom virus. But for the booking platform Doctolib, ” this new step will not make it possible to meet all the demand from patients “Because in particular” a limited number of vaccine doses, including Pfizer and Moderna »Explained the platform in a press release.
Since the start of the vaccination campaign in France, 45 million French people have registered on the Doctolib platform, 100 million patients were connected each month and more than 38 million vaccination appointments have been made on the website or via the private platform’s mobile application.
Still according to the platform, “ 28 million adults are eligible for vaccination and not vaccinated to date for an average of 500,000 appointments available each day“. Doctolib, which manages 1,800 centers including 160 in New Aquitaine (2nd region which marks an increase in vaccination), expects “ high traffic on its services ”With the expansion of vaccination for all.
As of May 28, 2021, 47% of the French adult population had received a first dose of anti-covid vaccine, i.e. more than 25 million French people.