Covid, whooping cough, flu: here is the 2022 vaccination calendar and its new recommendations

The Ministry of Health published the new vaccination schedule this Monday, April 25. It summarizes all applicable vaccination recommendations and when vaccination is recommended. With some new arrivals, this is an opportunity to take stock and ask yourself if you’re up to speed.

Difficult to navigate vaccines? The Ministry of Health published this Monday, April 25th, the new vaccination schedule for 2022 is necessary or recommended.

As the Ministry of Health reminds us, “the vaccination schedule establishes the vaccinations applicable to people residing in France according to their age, giving “general” vaccination recommendations and “specific” vaccination recommendations.

New recommendations


In this new calendar, the Ministry of Health issues new recommendations. They concern the vaccine against meningococci B, which is therefore dnow “recommended for all infants aged 2 months to 2 years”.

whooping cough

“Vaccination against whooping cough is Recommended for pregnant women from the second trimester of pregnancy, preferring the period between the 20th and 36th week of amenorrhea (absence of menstruation) to increase the transmission of maternal antibodies and ensure optimal protection of the newborn,” the ministry now recommends.


Also new on the side of the flu vaccination, especially for working people. In fact, as of this year, the HAS now also recommends “for employees who are occupationally exposed to swine and bird flu viruses”.

Covid vaccination

The Ministry of Health expressly states that this calendar “does not contain information on vaccinations against Covid-19, which appear on the Ministry of Health website under the COVID-19 vaccinations section and in the section dedicated to health professionals for vaccination is reserved Info Services website.

As a reminder to this day all people over 5 years old in France can get a vaccine against Covid, including pregnant women from the first trimester of their pregnancy.

As for the booster dose, it “affects all persons aged 18 and over with a full first vaccination schedule”. As of April 7, those over 60 are also entitled to a second refresher.

vaccination requirements

Since 2018, eight vaccinations have been mandatory in France, bringing the total number of mandatory vaccinations to eleven.

These are vaccinations against it

  • Whooping cough,
  • invasive infections with Haemophilus influenzae type B,
  • hepatitis B,
  • pneumococcal infections,
  • invasive infections with meningococci serogroup C,
  • Measles,
  • mumps and
  • Rubella.

To this list must be added the previously mandatory vaccines, namely DTP against diphtheria, tetanus and poliomelyte.

Vaccination of children and adolescents: which vaccination at what age?

To help you find your way around vaccinations for children and young people, the Ministry of Health offers two tables showing the age at which vaccinations are recommended. (You can Click on the images to enlarge them).

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