February 28, 2024



France pushes booster vaccines and makes masks mandatory


By Lauren Chadwick

France will begin offering adults a COVID-19 booster dose from Saturday as a fifth wave of the virus ramps up.

Health minister Olivier Véran made the announcement as cases, hospitalisations, and deaths rise in France.

He said no new lockdowns or curfews were planned.

Véran did however introduce an incentive to get a booster shot. Adults will need one by January 15 for their COVID health passes — which allows access to restaurants, bars and other indoor venues — to remain valid.

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