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Vaccination: nearly 1 million appointments made this weekend on Doctolib for a booster dose


The platform recorded a total of 963,073 reservations over the weekend for a booster dose of the Covid vaccine. The majority of c

The rush for Doctolib continues.

The platform has recorded nearly a million appointments for a booster dose of the vaccine against the Covid during the weekend, she said on Monday in a press release.

In detail, 963,073 slots have been reserved.

The majority of these appointments (nearly 64% of them) were made by people under 50 and 36% by people aged 50 and over.

The vaccine booster against the virus - a third dose, or a second for people who have contracted Covid in the past - was opened on Saturday to all adults who received their last injection five months ago.

While a fifth wave of the epidemic is affecting France, Emmanuel Macron, who received his recall on Monday, urged the French to be vaccinated or to make an appointment for a new injection.

Almost 10% of the population received a booster dose

To date, more than 6.5 million French people have already received their booster dose, or 9.77% of the population.

In all, 19 million are eligible, a number set to increase as nearly 52 million have received at least one injection.

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Faced with ever greater demand, new niches will open up in the days and weeks to come in vaccination centers but also in pharmacies and doctors' offices, specifies the platform.

Currently, nearly 77,000 appointments are available in the week, ensures Doctolib - with however large disparities according to the departments - adding that 217,000 places will open in the next two weeks.

A comparable influx to the site had already been observed in July after the announcement of the establishment of the health pass.

In the week following Emmanuel Macron's summer address, Doctolib had recorded 4.3 million appointments, and the number of injections had peaked at nearly 4.8 million.

Source: leparis

All life articles on 2021-11-29

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