Appointments for an anti-Covid vaccine booster jumped in the wake of Olivier Véran’s announcements this Thursday, November 25, access to Doctolib being subject to a long waiting time, but the Minister of Health wanted to be reassuring, stressing that all those who wish would have access to a third dose.
“Many of you are trying to make an appointment”, indicated this Thursday at the beginning of the afternoon the Doctolib platform, mentioning more than 30 minutes of waiting before accessing vaccination slots.
“The Covid-19 will still be circulating in ten years”
Within 90 minutes of the minister’s announcement of the opening of the vaccine booster to all adults, some 350,000 appointments had already been made, the platform said. And the general public had even anticipated the government announcements, since 360,000 slots had been reserved Wednesday, a jump of 70% compared to the day before.
This influx “No wonder”, it shows that“There is an appetite of the French”, commented Olivier Véran during his press conference.
Enough vaccine for “everyone”
However, “No stress, no panic: if the site saturates, it will be restored in the next few minutes or the next hours, we saw that every time there were announcements like these”, relativized the Minister of Health.
The government counts ” to reinforce “ vaccination centers to meet the demands, and also “Rely heavily” on city medicine – as well as on pharmacists, nurses, midwives or other physiotherapists – to perform the injections, detailed Olivier Véran. In addition, unlike the situation when the first doses arrived, a little less than a year ago, “We have in stock, as I speak to you, enough vaccines to vaccinate everyone”, he stressed.
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To receive the 3rd dose necessary to maintain the validity of the health pass, “You have two months, and during the next two months everyone may have been properly vaccinated”, reassured the minister.