Covid-19: what you need to know about the vaccines used in France and the vaccination schedule


► Pfizer-BioNTech (USA / ALL)

Covid-19: what you need to know about the vaccines used in France and the vaccination schedule

Vaccine type : to ARN Messager
Administration : 2 injections 21 days apart
Conservation : if the bottle is not opened, up to 6 months between -90 ° and -60 ° C, after opening up to 5 days between 2 ° and 8 ° C
Efficiency : around 94.6%
Reduction of virus transmission : unknown
Date of validation by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) : December 21, 2020
Number of doses ordered by the European Union : 400 million, with an option for an additional 100 million
Number of doses already delivered in France (as of April 4, 2021): 9,622,090

► Moderna (USA)

Covid-19: what you need to know about the vaccines used in France and the vaccination schedule

Vaccine type : to ARN Messager
Administration : 2 injections 28 days apart
Conservation : if the bottle is not opened, up to 7 months at between -25 ° and -15 ° C or up to 30 days in the refrigerator; after opening, up to 12 hours between 8 ° and 25 ° C
Efficiency : around 94.5%
Reduction of virus transmission : unknown
Validation date by the AEM : January 6, 2021
Number of doses ordered by the European Union : 310 million, with an option for an additional 150 million
Number of doses already delivered in France (as of April 4, 2021): 1,063,800

► AstraZeneca (SUE / GBR)

Covid-19: what you need to know about the vaccines used in France and the vaccination schedule

Vaccine type : viral vector (chimpanzee adenovirus)
Administration : 2 injections, with 9 to 12 weeks interval between the two
⇒ On March 19, the French National Authority for Health recommends reserving this vaccine for people aged 55 and over
Conservation : if the bottle is not opened, up to 6 months between 2 ° and 8 ° C; after opening up to 48 hours in the refrigerator
Efficiency : between 62% and 90%
Reduction of virus transmission : up to 67% (preliminary studies)
Validation date by the AEM : January 29, 2021
Number of doses ordered by the European Union : 300 million
Number of doses already delivered in France (as of April 4, 2021): 2,974,200

► Johnson & Johnson (USA), also called Janssen in Europe

Covid-19: what you need to know about the vaccines used in France and the vaccination schedule

Vaccine type : viral vector (adenovirus 26)
Administration : 1 injection
Conservation : if the bottle is not opened, up to 2 years between -25 ° and -15 ° C; after opening up to 3 months between 2 ° and 8 ° and in the dark
Efficiency : around 66%, up to 85% against severe forms
Reduction of virus transmission : unknown
Validation date by the AEM : March 11, 2021
Number of doses ordered by the European Union : 200 million, with an option for an additional 200 million
Number of doses already delivered in France (as of April 4, 2021): 0

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Vaccination schedule

Covid-19: what you need to know about the vaccines used in France and the vaccination schedule

♦ People who can currently be vaccinated in France
→ Elderly people in nursing homes
→ High-risk nursing home staff
→ Health and medico-social professionals, firefighters and home helpers aged 50 and over, and / or with co-morbidities
→ People with disabilities accommodated in specialized establishments and their staff aged 50 and over, and / or with co-morbidities
→ People aged 75 and over living at home
→ Vulnerable adult patients at very high risk
→ Health and medico-social professionals, home helpers working with vulnerable people and firefighters regardless of their age
→ People aged 50 to 64 included at risk of severe forms of Covid-19 (diabetes, obesity, etc.)
→ People over 75 years old can be vaccinated by a city doctor
→ Pharmacy vaccination possible for people over 50 with co-morbidities

→ Since Saturday March 27: all people aged 70 to 75 without comorbidity

Covid-19: what you need to know about the vaccines used in France and the vaccination schedule

► Everything you need to know about the list of comorbidities and that of priority audiences

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