in nursing homes, the campaign will start on September 13

Residents of accommodation establishments for dependent elderly people (Ehpad) will be able to receive a third dose of vaccine against Covid-19 from September 13, said Thursday, August 26 Matignon, after the announcement by Jean Castex of the start of this campaign in retirement homes. This date will see the “Restart of the systematic campaign, after obtaining consent, for the third doses [de vaccin] in nursing homes ”, said the Prime Minister on RTL.

Those over 65 and people with co-morbidities may, from the 1er September, resume an appointment to have their third dose, as recommended by the High Authority of Health, he added, recalling that it was necessary “A delay of about six months between the second and the third dose”.

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“The health pass in business is not current”

The third dose is considered necessary because “Vaccine protection in some people – the most fragile, the oldest – is declining”, argued the head of government. With vaccination, “We are eight times less likely to be infected, eleven times less likely to go to the hospital”, he stressed.

The Prime Minister has also ruled out the possibility of establishing the health pass in all companies. “The health pass in the company is not current”, assured Mr. Castex, eager to give the ” priority “ to the vaccination campaign. The health pass “Is one tool among others”, corn “The end is vaccination”, he insisted.

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The World with AFP