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Covid-19: the vaccination campaign stalls during the holidays

2021-08-03T18:21:55.831Z

With the departures on vacation, most vaccination centers are experiencing a decline in attendance. A decrease in the number of injections



Waiting corridors… empty.

At the foot of the Hôtel de Ville in Paris, the long queues of several tens of meters in front of the barnum of the vaccination center are no more than a memory.

"For a week, it's been much quieter, there is hardly any waiting outside", a member of staff wonders.

On the Doctolib page of this site which receives with and without an appointment, slots are available for the same day.

Since the announcement on July 12 of the extension of the health pass, millions of French people have rushed to the Doctolib platform to make an appointment.

The week of July 19, 4.8 million injections were performed, a record since the launch of the campaign.

But the week of July 26, the first decline, this figure fell to 4.3 million.

"It is not as much as what the stocks allowed us", we regret at the Ministry of Health, even if this still represents "a very high level" for the end of July.

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Over the next few weeks, the decline is expected to increase further.

According to Doctolib's forecasts, it is only after August 15 that the pace will pick up again.

“It's due to the holidays!

advance Aurélie Combas-Richard, general manager of the Seine-Saint-Denis primary health insurance fund, which manages the Villepinte (Seine-Saint-Denis) vaccidrive.

I have a lot of patients who have come in the last few days to get their dose before going on vacation.

"

If its center experienced a strong influx after the announcements of Emmanuel Macron of July 12, with nearly 1,500 injections per day, its car parks are now deserted.

As of last week, about 500 injections per day were still given.

In Neuilly-sur-Seine, the center will lower the curtain from August 5 to 23. "We close a day earlier than expected because we did not have enough appointments," says its coordinator, the deputy mayor Alexandra Fourcade. "Nothing to worry about", however, according to the Ministry of Health, for whom the target of 50 million first-time injections at the end of August remains within reach. To reach it, it will still be necessary to vaccinate nearly 7 million French people.

Source: leparis

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