"You will say that there was a storm!
Because I usually wear a lab coat, ”a doctor is careful to point out, syringe in hand, and a sturdy wet parka over my shoulders.
Since Tuesday, the Primary Health Insurance Fund (CPAM) 93 has been experimenting in Noisy-le-Sec with a new vaccination system: to set up "at the foot of the towers" and allow residents who so wish to make their first injection of Pfizer vaccine, without having made an appointment.
This Wednesday afternoon, for a long quarter of an hour, the team installed under four barnums, in the heart of the Londeau district, had to wipe out gusts of wind and rain.
Some gathered the files so that they did not scatter, others made sure that the pillars of the barnum held up well to the shock.
And as soon as the gale passed, the team picked up where they left off and a line formed again in front of the tents.
About 300 people vaccinated in two days
"Despite the weather, we vaccinated 105 people yesterday [
Editor's note: Tuesday
]", welcomes Aurélie Combas-Richard, director of CPAM 93. This Wednesday, despite the new gale, she thought she was close to the first 200 injections. “Some people cannot get vaccinated for a whole bunch of reasons: they don't get an appointment, they can't afford to travel… Or sometimes, they lack a little trick to make up their minds . Being there can be the process that will tip the scales, ”she says.
The inhabitants of the city of Renardière on Tuesday, and of the Londeau district, Wednesday and Thursday, were informed of the implementation of the device by an SMS from their lessor, Noisy-le-Sec Habitat.
Members of the town hall also toured schools and nurseries to warn as many people as possible.
“Word of mouth works remarkably well,” notes Aurélie Combas-Richard.
The proof, this inhabitant, who has just been warned by a neighbor, claims to have "come direct".
"It's nice, everyone has organized themselves to be here," he smiles.
This other local resident says “she ran to come” after her work.
“I am 54 years old and I have diabetes.
I had asked my doctor but he did not have a vaccine, she explains.
When you have chronic problems like me, Covid is a scary disease.
City officials also concerned
In the queue, a much younger-looking woman also fills out the papers: she lives in Gagny but works at the neighborhood media library.
“We didn't want to take anyone's place but we were told that the agents could come too,” she explains.
I hadn't looked for a date before.
I was waiting because I am not in the relevant age groups.
But it is true that we are in contact with the public.
Noisy-le-Sec, this Wednesday.
This 60-year-old resident will only need one dose of the vaccine because he was sick with Covid-19 in the fall.
The mayor (PCF) Olivier Sarrabeyrouse confirms that the device is addressed to the inhabitants of the district and to the agents. His municipality had positioned itself, in January, to host a vaccination center, but this did not materialize. “We have therefore set up several devices such as support for the elderly to vaccination centers, a telephone platform to help make appointments and municipal buses, traces the elected official. We used everything we could. “A little over 1,000 people living in Noisy-le-Sec have already been vaccinated.
"In Seine-Saint-Denis, there is a complementarity between the mega center of the Stade de France, the 26 local centers, our Bobigny center [
Editor's note: intended for precarious audiences
]", praises Aurélie Combas-Richard, also citing the vaccination bus set up by the departmental council.
After Noisy-le-Sec, other cities will in turn welcome the “pickers” of the Health Insurance at the foot of the building.
In particular, contacts have been made with Saint-Ouen.
According to data from Public Health France, as of May 4, 7.7% of the inhabitants of Seine-Saint-Denis, all ages combined, had received two doses of vaccines and 17.1% at least one dose.