There is less and less doubt that Olivier Véran will formalize this measure at midday.
The High Authority for Health (HAs) recommends this Thursday morning, in a notice made public two and a half hours before the government press conference, to extend the booster vaccination to all adults, and not just to those over 40 years as she advocated barely six days earlier.
Another major recommendation: reduce to five months, instead of six months, the time since the previous injection.
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The HAS indicates that it is making this decision because of the "worrying epidemic context", and on the basis of new models showing that a booster dose for all would make it possible to "significantly" reduce the peak of this fifth wave.
In addition, the HAS considers that this context "justifies an acceleration of the vaccination campaign by shortening the time between primary vaccination
(the second dose)
and booster dose".
Hence the passage to five months, already recorded by Italy and Singapore, in particular.
Moderna banned from under 30s
Pfizer or Moderna can be used indifferently in people over 30, while the youngest should receive Pfizer only (Moderna is not recommended for them due to a slightly greater risk of myocarditis and pericarditis).
With this announcement, the HAS is therefore aligned with its equivalents in Germany or the United States, which also recommended a recall to all a few days ago.
Israel, a pioneer in the matter, had launched on its side last summer.