Sport Vaccination against Covid-19: a new schedule and a flash operation
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Who can be vaccinated against Covid-19, with which vaccine and on what date? The announcements of Prime Minister Jean Castex,, modify the vaccination schedule, with the hope of speeding up the tempo to vaccinate a majority of French people as quickly as possible.
A distant horizon. To date, 3.2 million people have received a first injection of a vaccine, and more than 1.7 million have received two doses. "By the summer, we will have received enough doses to have offered vaccination to 30 million people, or two thirds of the population over 18," said the Prime Minister, while Emmanuel Macron for its part promised a vaccine for all, "by the end of the summer".
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Who can get vaccinated today?
Vaccination is open to all people over 75 years of age, regardless of where they live, with AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines.
People aged 50 to 74 at risk of severe forms of Covid-19 (the risk of comorbidity) can be vaccinated, either in a vaccination center, with a medical prescription from the attending physician (for AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), either directly by the attending physician or the occupational physician (with AstraZeneca).
Vaccination is also open to health professionals and the medico-social sector, firefighters, as well as home helpers working with vulnerable people: those under 65 are vaccinated with AstraZeneca, those over 65 years with Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna.
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How does the flash operation work?
From March 4 to 7, a total of 135,000 new doses will be allocated to the 23 departments placed under priority surveillance, announced Jean Castex, for a flash operation over the weekend.
12,000 doses are planned in Nice (4,000 Pfizer doses and 8,000 AstraZeneca doses), where vaccination will be done by appointment. The rest of the Alpes-Maritimes department, which has the highest incidence rate in France, will receive as much as the city of Nice.
10,000 vaccines are planned for the Pas-de-Calais department.
11,000 for Paris, where 20 vaccination centers will be open all weekend to vaccinate “Parisians over 75 years of age or with comorbidities” already on the waiting lists - it will be possible to register via the Doctolib site. 44,000 are planned for the Paris region. "In Île-de-France, it is a system of tickets which can be taken at the entrance to the centers and which will then allow an appointment to be made during the weekend", indicated the Minister of Health. Olivier Véran.And after Monday March 15?
Vaccination against Covid-19pharmacies "from the week of March 15" for "people over 50 years of age and with comorbidity", also announced Jean Castex Thursday evening. This will be possible without a medical prescription, by going "directly to the pharmacy" to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Other people aged 50 to 74, those who do not present with comorbidities, can be vaccinated “from mid-April”.
People aged 18 to 49 who do not have a health problem are not yet affected. Vaccination will begin for them in a third phase, "in the spring".
Apple Maps now shows the nearest COVID-19 vaccination sites .
Google announced in mid-January new Google Maps and Search features to support the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination campaign. The apps show vaccination sites and present more information about vaccines in the US. Apple is taking a similar approach to Apple Maps. From now on, Apple Maps will display the nearest COVID-19 vaccination locations and more relevant information about vaccines. Apple announced on Tuesday that Apple Maps will incorporate COVID-19 vaccination location data from VaccineFinder, a free online tool from the Boston Children’s Hospital. The finder offers vaccine availability for the eligible categories at various providers and pharmacies in the US.