On December 26, 2022, the Directorate General for Health (DGS) sent a referral to the High Authority for Health (HAS) relating to the development in advance of recommendations on the COVID-19 vaccination strategy for the year 2023.
What are the objectives of this recommendation?
Despite the uncertainties related to the evolution of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, HAS is issuing these recommendations relating to the anticipation of vaccination campaigns in 2023 with the aim of guiding the public authorities.
HAS recommends vaccinating against Covid-19 in autumn 2023 the people most at risk of a severe form of the disease, in particular:
- People aged 65 and over;
- Infants from 6 months, children, adolescents and adults with comorbidities at higher risk of severe disease;
- Immunocompromised people;
- People with any other comorbidity, taking into account the individual medical situation, within the framework of a medical decision shared with the healthcare team;
- People living in the environment or in regular contact with immunocompromised or vulnerable people, including professionals in the health and medico-social sectors;
For mobilization and logistical reasons, HAS recommends coupling this vaccination campaign with that of influenza, and considering that the start date of the campaign against Covid-19 is determined by the start date of vaccination against seasonal influenza;