Faced with the new wave of Covid contaminations, the second booster dose for several months for the over 60s. Yet less than half of those eligible received their new doses. The second booster dose against Covid-19 (the equivalent of a fourth dose) has been open to people over 60 since April 2022. While a new epidemic wave seems to be raging in France, the vaccination of this part of the population does not seem to have the desired effect. The vaccination rate for people over 75 is around 20%. It drops to 9.55% for the population aged between 65 and 75, according to data collected by Covid Tracker, figures which seem to alarm the government. “There is weariness” “It’s not going fast enough, there are not enough people coming to be vaccinated”, worried the Ministry of Health during a press briefing on Tuesday 21 June 2022, relayed by Ouest-France. “There is weariness, we can see very well that this fourth dose does not take”, abounded, in fact, at the beginning of May the epidemiologist Arnaud Fontanet on the set of the program C à Vous. But this is not the only reason for the low number of booster doses received to date. Persons concerned for a second booster are not yet eligible for vaccination. “6 months after the injection of the first booster” Jean-Paul Hamon, general practitioner and president of the federation of doctors of France explained to BFMTV that “in the elderly, the last booster dates from December or January”. They are therefore not all eligible for a new injection. The Ministry of Health indeed indicates on its site that “people aged 60 to 79” are concerned by a recall “6 months after the injection of the first booster”. For the age group of 80 years and over, the second booster is available “from 3 months after the injection of the first booster”.
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