A giant list, which is growing exponentially, and which counted this Wednesday evening already 437 927 registered.
Covidlist is like a sort of large digital directory, which lists all candidates for vaccination, even those who do not meet the current eligibility criteria.
In partnership with centers, vaccinodromes, pharmacists and doctors, it allows volunteers to be contacted when an end of the bottle has not found a taker.
An instrument designed to prevent doses from going in the trash at all costs.
Launched on March 30 by sharing a simple link on Twitter, the site has experienced rapid and growing success, in particular thanks to social networks.
Its three founders - Antoine Roux, a doctor from the Foch hospital in Suresnes (Hauts-de-Seine) and two data experts, Mathieu Ripert and Martin Daniel - were quickly joined by a slew of volunteers, engineers, lawyers, and communicators, come to lend them a hand.
The first registrants were able to be vaccinated last weekend in Paris.
What does the government think?
“If it is formalized, we can go very quickly, because we can offer this tool to any vaccination center, and very quickly make it possible to bring together a supply and a demand.
And when it works for a few doses, it can work for hundreds of thousands of people very easily, ”argued Martin Daniel, on France Inter this Sunday.
How to quantify the lost doses?
On @CovidTracker, the doses administered follow those in the stock.
Rather a supply constraint therefore.
Clearer difference on #AstraZeneca.
Let's estimate: 1% of doses lost that makes ~ 120k doses to date.
Ok, it's worth getting moving.
- Martin (@ martindaniel4) April 3, 2021
But for now, the government has not indicated whether it wished to officially enter this device into the arsenal of the vaccine campaign.
"This is a private initiative that is going in the right direction, we look at it with a good eye, if the site is respectful of confidentiality and data protection," said one to the Ministry of Health.
As for the question of why the health authorities themselves have not created such a tool to orchestrate the country's vaccination, we replied that partnerships have already been forged with private actors such as Doctolib.
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In addition, we remind the ministry that the Health Insurance has recently been responsible for calling the unvaccinated over 75 years to find them a niche.
The opportunity to reaffirm the
French vaccine strategy, which aims to target vulnerable groups as a priority.
"We are the country in Europe where the average age of the vaccinated population is the highest," we like to point out.
"It's a shame that the government has not developed this type of platform itself," laments Alexandre, a 30-year-old computer engineer.
Even if he does not want at all "to shoot the ambulance, because their job is difficult", the Strasbourg resident recognizes that he would prefer at least that the health authorities give a certification to Covidliste, in order to be able to promote it to his gang.
"I want the campaign to advance faster"
He himself did not hesitate to register on Saturday April 3, after his general practitioner refused to inject him with AstraZeneca because of his age.
“The sooner I will be vaccinated, the sooner I will be happy,” says Alexandre.
"I want to be quiet and a little freer thanks to my immunity", also explains Michel, 63-year-old creative director who lives in Levallois-Perret (Hauts-de-Seine).
He registered on Covidliste a few days ago, even if there was no question for him "of seeking to obtain a privilege".
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Because beyond their own health, most of those registered with Covidliste are above all concerned about “a desire for efficiency”, as explained by Thomas, a 24-year-old law student who lives in Lille (North).
"I do not want any dose to be wasted, and for the vaccination campaign to advance faster", justifies the young man, registered on Covidlist since the day after its creation.