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Covid-19: only 40% of people over 70 have received a new vaccine booster


According to the latest data, France has passed the peak of the ninth wave of Covid-19, in terms of contamination and certainly in hospitals.

Only 40% of people over 70 have received a new vaccine booster against Covid-19.

A “

very insufficient

” rate, estimated Tuesday December 27 the immunologist Brigitte Autran, president of the Committee for monitoring and anticipating health risks (Covars) on RMC.


We are in the process of passing the peak

" of the new epidemic wave, nevertheless in France there are still "

between 135 and 150 deaths per day from Covid

", a disease "

still serious, particularly serious in people who have not not been vaccinated (or) who have not had their booster

, ”insisted Brigitte Autran.

According to the latest figures from the health authorities, the current wave of Covid-19 in France is slowing down in terms of contamination and now hospitalizations.

Recalling that vaccination makes it possible to reduce the severity of the disease, Brigitte Autran indicated that “we have

now reached 4.5 million vaccinations since October 3

”, the start date of the last recall campaign.

Insufficient vaccination in nursing homes

With this new vaccination campaign, it is estimated that around 40% of people over 70 have had a booster, this is very insufficient, we would like it to be almost 100%.

I remind you that it is recommended from the age of 60 and open to everyone

, ”she said.


We have made progress, but what is really problematic is in nursing homes where the vaccination rate is insufficient

," she added.


Should the vaccination of caregivers against the flu be made compulsory, as for Covid-19?

She also urged the French to get vaccinated against the flu, which is “

rising very significantly


Currently, "

only 22% of staff

" are vaccinated, "

it's really a shame

", she regretted.

Brigitte Autran also expressed fears about the consequences of the rebound of the Covid-19 epidemic in China in terms of drug supplies.

This wave (of Covid in China) was not planned and risks significantly unbalancing the stocks of medicines and antibiotics

”, she underlined.

Asked about the hypothesis of an end to the pandemic in 2023, the immunologist was very reserved.

We all hope so, but we know that the Covid will stay anyway, it will come back periodically.

We all hope that it will be less and less severe thanks to vaccination.

But for the moment we do not yet have a very reliable prognosis

, ”she said.

Source: lefigaro

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