French health body backs new COVID vaccine booster campaign for this autumn

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Vials labelled "VACCINE Coronavirus COVID-19" and a syringe are seen in front of a displayed flag of France in this illustration taken December 11, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

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PARIS, May 25 (Reuters) - France's Haute Autorite de Sante (HAS) health authority recommended preparing for a new vaccination campaign this autumn to give people aged 65 and older, and those with special health risks or conditions, access to a COVID-19 "booster" jab.

The French government typically follows the recommendations of the country's health authority body.

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Reporting by Dominique Vidalon; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta

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