Covid-19: the rush for the third dose


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J. Benzina, Y. Relat, A.Husser, France 3 Provence-Alpes, P.Brame

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This is the government’s main weapon in trying to stem the fifth wave: a booster dose, five months after the last injection. Many rushed to the meetings even before the announcements of Olivier Véran, Thursday, November 25.

In Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhône), it’s the rush for the third dose. Just after Olivier Véran’s announcements on Thursday, November 25, appointments on medical platforms were taken by storm. “400,000 have been taken for a third dose, we expect a peak of 700,000 or even 800,000 in the coming days”, says Arthur Thirion, Managing Director of Doctolib France.

The third dose is open to all adults over 18 years of age, five months after the last injection. To encourage the French to be vaccinated, the health pass will adapt: ​​so that it is still valid from January 15, it will be necessary to have made its booster dose at most seven months after the last injection. A decision that divides. To inject the 26 million doses available to France, 1,126 vaccinodromes exist and others will be opened in the coming days. 19 million French people are affected by this third dose, while six million have already recalled.

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