People of all ages in high-risk groups, are at present able to access the vaccine. It is suggested they consult with their GP beforehand to discuss any contraindications.
More than 700 centres throughout France have been opened to respond to demand.
By the end of February, 2.5 million doses will be available, rising to 4 million if other types of vaccine are authorised.
If you are eligible, you can make an appointment for the vaccine in a number of ways:
- Call 0800 009 110, from 6am to 10pm everyday.
- Online via the interactive map showing your nearest centre.
- Directly via your nearest centre
Although the vaccine is an important step forward, it will not provide sufficient protection for another few months and so people are called upon to continue respecting the gestes barrières : hand washing, masks, social distancing;