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VIDEO. Covid-19: lack of vaccine for children under 12 “before 2022”, Yazdan Yazdanpanah recommends “a deposit – Franceinfo

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The head of the infectious diseases department at Bichat hospital believes on franceinfo that it is “important to have repeated screening of students, not to wait for symptoms.”

“There will be no vaccine for children under 12 before 2022”Yazdan Yazdanpanah, head of the infectious diseases department at Bichat hospital, member of the Scientific Council, said Friday August 27 on franceinfo, while a vaccination campaign will be launched as soon as the school year begins. “For children under 12, studies are underway to assess tolerance but also efficacy”, he added.

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On average, an elementary school student will have a saliva test every two and a half months. “It is important to have repeated screening of students, not to wait until you have symptoms. It’s complicated to set up, not everyone will accept it, but it’s something that is fine. help us contain the epidemic in schools “, he insisted.

“In this population, the virus will circulate so it is extremely important to remind people of barrier gestures. In classrooms and in the canteen, it is extremely important and there are a number of measures to keep. We talked about ventilation, to pay attention when leaving school and there is another extremely important element is screening “, explained head of the infectious diseases department at Bichat hospital.

This recommendation on the importance of repeated screening of students may appear in the recommendations that the Scientific Council forwarded to the government, but which have not been made public. “Largely” the recommendations are taken up by the government, assured Yazdan Yazdanpanah. “I think there are reflections around screening to try to increase it. These are notes, not decisions. It’s a certain number of scientific data, recommendations.”

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