This is a new gesture to encourage vaccination. To increase the number of first-dose appointments, the Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday, June 15, that it had once again decided to make possible a delay of only three weeks between two injections of the messenger RNA vaccine.
“We are setting up flexibility for the difference between two doses of messenger RNA”, the ministry said. The deadlines had already been extended recently from a minimum of 35 to 49 days, and the gap will be “Further reduced within the 21-day limit” provided for by the recommendations of the laboratories that produce these vaccines, according to the same source.
No vaccinations on vacation spots, with some exceptions
The goal is to“Go as quickly as possible in the first injections” and of “Do not slow down access to the first dose because of the holidays”, we stressed. The ministry also wants to speed up the movement on second injections for “Protect as best as possible” the population, in particular of variants such as the Delta (formerly called Indian).
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As far as vacation spots are concerned, getting vaccinated on site should not be “May not be the rule” but there may be ” exceptions “ and one ” security net “ will be organized in this direction.
The ministry has not given targets for the number of vaccinated, stressing that it wants to go ” as far as possible “ and achieve, for example at least 90% of vaccinated among the oldest (against a rate a little higher than 80% of first-time vaccines currently for over 75 years) since their vaccine adherence rate is over 90 %.
Numerous vaccine deliveries expected in June
Questioned at the National Assembly, the Minister of Health Olivier Véran underlined the sharp increase in vaccine intentions. “In January, we had only 50% of French people who intended to be vaccinated, with fears relating especially to messenger RNA vaccines, primarily Pfizer”, he said.
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Today we have “80% of French people who want to be vaccinated, which makes France one of the top countries in the rankings and messenger RNA vaccines, in particular Pfizer, have raised all fears”, he added.
France will receive “Lots of vaccines in June”, he noted, judging “Important that many French people make appointments”, while some centers are open in the evenings and weekends to facilitate vaccination.