Covid vaccination: 79.1% of the French population given the first dose, 39.2% the booster shot

Published by Manon C. · Published on 14 January 2022 at 09h46
As of Thursday January 13, 2022, the first dose of vaccine has been given to 79.1% of the French population, and 77.2% of the population is fully vaccinated. 39.2% of the French have been given the booster shot.

Always more French are getting vaccinated against Covid-19. In France, the resurgence of the coronavirus epidemic and variants in a fourth wave, as well as the implementation of the health pass, encourage the population to get vaccinated. As of Thursday January 13, 2022, CovidTracker.fr website stated 79.1% of the French population have been given one dose of vaccine.

Furthermore, Santé Publique France data show an encouraging result as for the number of French fully vaccinated. As of January 13, 77.2% of the French population have been given the doses required and now enjoy full vaccination39.2% of the French have been given a booster shot. And there are still 20.9% of the population to vaccine before reaching a "100% vaccination coverage" the website reads.

Why reaching a threshold of 80% of French given the first injection? Simply because it is the percentage of the population given by experts and epidemiologists to reach herd immunity. But, CovidTracker.fr cautiously specifies “an 80% vaccination rate does not necessarily enable to reach herd immunity”. So far, the fight against the epidemic keeps going and is not about to end.

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