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Millions of people at risk remain to be vaccinated, alerts Health Insurance

2021-07-23T05:24:41.705Z

While France has entered a fourth wave, driven by the spread of the delta variant, more than five million patients with serious disease or with co-morbidities have not yet visited a vaccination center.



While "

we have entered a fourth wave

", driven by "

a virus which contaminates at lightning speed

", in the words of the government spokesperson, "

more than five million people

" suffering from at least one pathology do not are not yet vaccinated against Covid-19, the Health Insurance alerted Thursday, July 22, which nevertheless noted "

a strong increase in vaccination in these populations

".

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A figure to be put into perspective because "

it also covers very diverse pathologies such as people with anti-smoking treatment (this concerns nearly a million people in France) or those who take antidepressants who have a much lower exposure to the risk of Covid.

Than those suffering from comorbidities, notes the Health Insurance.

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Better vaccination coverage

Over the last two months, the increase in the vaccination rate of people with at least one pathology associated with a risk of developing a severe form of Covid-19 is "

variable but often significant

", notes the Health Insurance.

She gives a few examples: in mid-July, 78.2% of people on dialysis had a complete vaccination cycle (+9.4 points between May 23 and July 11), 70.4% of those with Down's syndrome ( +20.9 points), 74.1% for those suffering from active cancers (+26.8 points), 62.7% for respiratory diseases (+31.8 points) and 69.7% for diabetics (+ 31.8 points).

Overall for these populations, "

we gained 14 points for the first injection and 31 points for the vaccinations that were completely completed.

», Indicated Dominique Martin.

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Regarding the other risk factor, ie age, health insurance reports “

another million people over 75 years of age who have not had an injection

” (86 , 15% had a first injection, 81.4% have a complete vaccination schedule) to which is added "

a little more than a million people between 65 and 74 years old

" (88.3% an injection, 82.7 % complete).

Support and reach out to those excluded from vaccination

Among the actions undertaken since the end of March to support vaccination, health insurance reports 7 million letters sent to people aged 50 and over, 3.5 million more targeted letters, 7.15 million text messages. ., to which are added more than 2000 actions in the field (ephemeral, itinerant vaccination, at home ...)

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To "

continue this mobilization

", treating physicians have been able since July 14 "

to request the list of their unvaccinated patients

," said the director of Health Insurance, Thomas Fatôme, adding that 4,800 general practitioners had for the moment makes the request.

Pharmacists will also receive from Thursday flyers and educational kits to distribute to people suffering from diabetes or in a situation of obesity and, next week, the medical service of the Health Insurance will begin to contact the 20,000 people of more than 16 years without attending physician and with high risk pathologies.

Source: lefigaro

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