“Several neighboring countries are already in a fifth wave of the COVID epidemic, what we are experiencing in France clearly looks like the beginning of a fifth wave,” Veran said on TF1 television, adding the circulation of the virus was accelerating, Reuters reported.
French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday said he will be tying the vaccine passports to Covid booster shots for people over 65 as cases rise across France.
“If you have been vaccinated more than six months ago, I encourage you to book an appointment now,” Macron said.
Emmanuel Macron announced new vaccination requirements Tuesday as coronavirus cases start to rise across France again, including tying so-called vaccine passports for entering certain spaces to booster shots for those aged 65 and older.
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Warning that a fifth wave of COVID-19 has already begun, the French president said in a televised address that starting December 15, the vaccine passports of those aged 65 and older will no longer be valid if they have not had a booster shot: Currently this is the only age group able to get an additional jab, but Macron also announced that those aged between 50 to 64 years old should be able to get one “at the start of December.”