22 ° C
Breaking News

29 Covid cases 16 May, 6 hospitalised - 3 res, 45 home monitored, 11,922 recoveries, 57 deaths, 207 incidence rate, 71.7% vaccinated

Free vaccines extended to workers aged 50+

Free vaccines extended to workers aged 50+

By Cassandra Tanti - July 12, 2021

Cross border workers aged 50 and over are now able to access free Covid-19 vaccinations in Monaco. It comes as the Principality sees its incidence rate double within the week.

The government announced the extension of its vaccination programme late Monday, saying the move is “part of the vaccine strategy of the Principality, which has the objective of offering, in the long term, vaccination coverage for the entire population – residents and workers.”

People wishing to receive the jab are invited to contact the Call Centre on, or visit the website

Proof of professional activity in Monaco is necessary.

Vaccinations are available free of charge for all residents of the Principality aged 12 and over, and the government is strongly encouraging all older citizens to get the inoculation.

“People 65 years of age and over who have not yet been vaccinated are invited to do so as soon as possible because only vaccination provides effective protection for older people who are more vulnerable to the virus,” said the government in its statement. “For those younger, the vaccine is the most effective solution for themselves and for the protection of others.”

Currently, 60% of the eligible population – those aged 12 and over – are vaccinated in Monaco.

Circulation is on the rise

Figures released by the government on Monday show that the incidence rate in the Principality has more than doubled within the week, jumping to 91 compared to 42 the previous week.

Health authorities believe this is largely due to the Delta variant, which is becoming the dominant strain throughout most of Europe and is more contagious.

Hospitalisations have increased slightly amidst the rise in circulation, with four people now being treated at the CHPG, including one resident. One of these patients is in intensive care. Meanwhile, 32 people are being followed by the Home Monitoring Centre.




Photo source: Unsplash




Sign up to our newsletter
Previous articleFrance gets tough on unvaccinated citizens
Next articleMonaco condemns violence against women at Human Rights Council


May 19, 2022 | Lifestyle & Wellbeing

Covid statistics show interesting anomalies

Stephanie Horsman

IMSEE has released the latest Covid-19 picture for the year so far, revealing that more people have been infected in 2022 than the two previous years combined.

Cassandra Tanti

Multi-Michelin starred Chef Yannick Alléno will create an association for the victims of repeat offenders following the recent death of his son in a tragic road accident in Paris.

May 13, 2022 | Lifestyle & Wellbeing

No more masks indoors

Cassandra Tanti

Masks are no longer mandatory inside public venues in Monaco for both staff and customers, the government has announced. However the rule has not been dropped in all circumstances.

May 12, 2022 | Lifestyle & Wellbeing

France drops face mask rule for transport from Monday

Cassandra Tanti

Face masks will no longer be required on public transport, including trains and planes, from Monday 16th May, the French health ministry has announced.