It is 2:30 p.m. in front of the Defense Arena in Nanterre and the first candidates for vaccination against Covid-19 are there.
The multipurpose room which houses the Racing 92 lawn has been transformed into a vaccinodrome since Monday afternoon and for several weeks.
Among the people in the queue, new faces, younger than usual, wait patiently, vital card in hand.
In fact, since Saturday, vaccination has been extended to 18-50 year olds who present with comorbidities (obesity, diabetes, depression, etc.).
But when we question a few at random, we quickly realize that among these new patients, some do not fit in the “priority” box.
Covid-19: the launch of the vaccination certificate, the first step towards the health pass
Like Adrien, 19, who made an appointment with Doctolib to benefit from a first dose of Pfizer. “I need to go to Canada in a month. I tried my luck and managed to pass. I was not asked for proof, it was quick, ”he testifies. Same stroke of luck for Polly, a 38-year-old Englishwoman, in perfect health, who lives in France with her husband and who wishes to join her sick father in England. “It's been a year since I saw him. I signed up, not sure if it would work for me. And in the end, they let me take a dose. I am happy, I will be able to find my family quickly, ”she says. Foulvia, a 35-year-old teacher, also managed to slip through the cracks,after obviously several unsuccessful attempts in other vaccination centers where it was necessary to show proof. “Here, it was much easier. They didn't ask me for a prescription. Maybe because they have more doses… I don't know. But what I do know is that now I would feel better when I go to my class, ”she says.