You are one of the 400,000 French people aged 65 and over eligible for the booster dose, and whose last injection dates back 7 months, who saw their health pass deactivated this Wednesday, December 15. According to the Ministry of Health, this concerns 12% of eligible people aged 80 and over and 10% of 65/79 year olds.
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The QR Code of your old vaccination certificate will therefore be deactivated automatically as of today. It will be placed in the “expired certificate” category and will no longer allow you to use your health pass to access a place or event requiring this proof (restaurants, cinemas, concerts, etc.). On the other hand, you can reactivate your pass with a negative antigen or PCR test of less than 24 hours, as for the unvaccinated. This will be at your expense, with prices between € 22.02 and € 45.11. Or as you envision, getting your booster dose with Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.
The government announced on December 6 that over 65s can now have priority access to a booster dose in vaccination centers and pharmacies, without needing to make an appointment. In theory, you can therefore go directly to these places to have your injection. However, it is possible that they are already very busy: if you are unable to obtain a dose this way, you can also make an appointment on the website www.sante.fr or by telephone on 0800 730 956 (free call, every day from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.).
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You can also go to the Doctolib site, to make an appointment with a doctor, a nursing or midwife’s office, or a medical biology laboratory.
After your injection, your QR code will be valid immediately and you will be able to use your health pass again.
How do I know the deactivation date of my health pass?
To calculate the day from which your health pass will no longer be valid, you must take into account the date of your last injection. This is displayed on your vaccination certificate or in the TousAntiCovid application. It is then necessary to count seven months from this date to obtain the expiry of your pass. The Ameli site My Covid vaccine booster also offers to know the expiry date of your health pass and from when you must perform your booster dose.