The director general of health, Jérôme Salomon, ruled out, Sunday, September 5, the hypothesis of a vaccination of children under 12 years old, for the moment, specifying that “The priority [était] vaccination of people over 12 ”.
“We are not at all with the vaccination of children [de moins de 12 ans], for many reasons: because we lack scientific data, then because studies are in progress » and “So we will adapt to the evolution of scientific knowledge”, did he declare on BFM-TV.
The Minister of National Education, Jean-Michel Blanquer, had assured, at the end of August, that this vaccination of the youngest was not “No news”.
Pfizer vaccine ‘imminent’ arrival at doctors and pharmacies
In the anti-health pass demonstrations, the hypothesis of vaccination of the youngest is one of the main reasons for the anger of the participants, and “Hands off my children” one of the most popular slogans. According to first data released Friday by US health authorities, the Delta variant does not cause more serious cases of Covid-19 in children and adolescents.
The director general of health also reported that the arrival of Pfizer vaccines at town doctors and pharmacies was “Imminent”. For the moment, doctors and pharmacists mainly vaccinate with Janssen (single-dose) and Moderna products.
Jérôme Salomon assured that the doses of Pfizer would arrive in these establishments in the coming days, and that orders had already been placed by caregivers. He also recalled that “You can get vaccinated by crossing the vaccines, there is no difference; someone who has had Pfizer can have Moderna ”.