Gradually, vaccination is needed in nursing homes and long-term care units (USLD).
And the rate of injections increases.
According to the latest count published by Santé Publique France, as of July 28, more than seven in ten professionals - 72.2% - working in these establishments had received at least one dose of vaccine, and more than six in ten - 61.6% - had a complete vaccination schedule.
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A marked acceleration has been observed for two weeks in these places: in two weeks, since the National Day, the proportion of professionals having received a first injection has increased by nearly 10 points, while it had only increased by two percentage points between July 1 and July 14. Emmanuel Macron's speech obviously kicked the anthill: by announcing that caregivers should be vaccinated at the start of the school year, the President of the Republic sent a message that the first concerned heard.
The situation is less dynamic on the side of residents in nursing homes and USLDs.
90% of them had received an injection, and more than 85% had a complete vaccination schedule, as of July 28, but the curve remains horizontal.
Between the 12th and 28th, it only advanced by 0.4 percentage point, a timid progression.
Disparities between departments
Still, important differences remain between metropolitan areas.
The vaccination of professionals in nursing homes is thus more advanced in the Somme, Pas-de-Calais, Nord, Manche, Finistère and Gers: in these departments, more than eight out of ten individuals working in these establishments have received their first injection.
Conversely, the rate is less than 65% in several departments in the south-east, such as Var, Vaucluse, or Alpes-Maritimes.
The Hautes-Alpes close the pack.
The campaign is lagging behind in Overseas: for the first injections, the rate painfully reaches 21% in Martinique, 27% in Guadeloupe, against nearly 67% in Reunion.
These territories are now facing a worrying progression of the epidemic, leading to new restrictions announced this week.
Another difference noted by Public Health France last week: among nursing home professionals, the campaign is more or less advanced depending on the profession exercised. "
" remain: 92% of doctors or pharmacists had received at least one dose, against a little more than three quarters of nurses and less than 65% for nursing assistants.