Covid vaccination: 81.0% of the French population given the first dose, 59.4% the booster shot

Published by Manon C. · Published on 20 May 2022 at 19h45
As of Thursday January 20, 2022, the first dose of vaccine has been given to 81.0% of the French population, and 79.7% of the population is fully vaccinated. 59.4% of the French have been given the booster shot.

Always more French are getting vaccinated against Covid-19. In France, the implementation of the health pass and the end of free tests encouraged the population to get vaccinated. As of Thursday January 20, 2022, CovidTracker.fr website stated 81.0% 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 20, 79.7% of the French population have been given the doses required and now enjoy full vaccination59.4% of the French have been given a booster shot

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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