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Vaccination of adolescents: appointment scheduling at a high level

2021-06-22T14:46:28.063Z

As the holidays approach and the more distant perspective of the start of the school year, the youngest segment of the French population seems mobilized to be vaccinated.



It didn't take long to see the teenagers invade the vaccination centers.

Since the opening of the appointments for 12-17 year olds on Tuesday, the young French people concerned are eager to obtain a slot and receive their doses as quickly as possible.

This trend was confirmed throughout the week, during which the youngest age group unquestionably occupied the first place in terms of appointment booking.

Read also: Vaccination: 62,000 appointments made for minors on Doctolib on Monday

The figures concerning vaccination are edifying, as the online booking site Doctolib can see.

After the effect of "

surprise

" that had invaded the company on Monday, appointment scheduling has remained at record levels among young people.

Thus, 41.38% of the slots allocated on Tuesday June 15 concerned 12-17 year olds, i.e. 100,299 appointments.

The trend remained relatively high throughout the week with 63,781 slots booked on Wednesday and 44,844 on Thursday.

These benchmarks confirm the start on the hats of wheel that Doctolib had recorded on Monday with 62,000 appointment bookings made by teenagers.

Read also: Covid-19: what you need to know about the vaccination of adolescents which begins this Tuesday

This promising dynamic also seems to be facilitated by the possibility of reserving your slots online.

As teenagers are more adept at Internet reservation methods, the percentage of appointments made directly on the platform has jumped.

We observe that during the week of June 14, 80.59% of the appointments were made on the internet.

In comparison, this rate only reached 15% at the end of January, a period when the youngest were not yet eligible, against 85% of appointments made manually by an agent.

The confident executive, avenues for optimization

Among the reasons behind such a mobilization, we can cite the imminent departures on vacation.

Indeed, the summer holidays are fast approaching, many French people are eager to receive their injection to avoid repeated PCR tests.

Read also: A teenager, three agreements: a very supervised vaccination

To be able to meet this strong demand, the executive is thinking about new ideas.

Already Tuesday, the Ministry of Health confided in wanting to set up "

additional devices for the vaccination of adolescents

".

Among the avenues mentioned, we find "

mobile teams

" or "

beaches reserved for vaccination centers

".

These consultations take place in collaboration with the Ministry of National Education.

The government has the 2021 school year in mind and intends to avoid any case of additional school closures.

Faced with this strong mobilization of adolescents, the government does not hide its relief and underlines "

the strong enough enthusiasm for the vaccination of adolescents which manifested itself at the beginning of the week

", one indicates to the Ministry of Solidarity and Health. Indeed, this new stage of the vaccination process gives the opportunity to 3.5 million additional French people to receive their dose against Covid-19. This is good news for the government, which advocates its intention to offer the best possible accessibility to the French and ultimately achieve collective immunity so coveted.

Source: lefigaro

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