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Covid-19: vaccinations open to minors aged 12 years and older on June 15

The Covid-19 vaccination campaign will take a new step from June 15th. While all adults can be vaccinated if they wish from May 31st, this will also apply to adolescents between the ages of 12 and 18. This was announced on Wednesday, June 2, by Emmanuel Macron in Saint-Cirq-Lapopie (Lot). The head of state explained that the decision to start vaccination of adolescents was made at a meeting of the defense council, which took place in the morning at the Elysee Palace, and the Higher Administration of Health (HAS) on Wednesday issued a conclusion on the vaccination of 12-15 people. yearlings. He is due to report this on Thursday, June 3, morning, after the European Medicines Agency (EMA) gave the green light to use a Pfizer / BioNTech product for this age group.

When asked about TF1 on Wednesday night, Olivier Veran gave other details on the matter. This vaccination will not be mandatory for adolescents and will have to be administered “with parental consent” at a Pfizer / BioNTech vaccination center. “This will engage in the herd immunity movement, which will allow us to limit class closures at the start of the school year and to protect adolescents,” the Minister of Health added, adding that other information on the matter will be shared. soon.

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“Warning signs appear in certain areas”

Emmanuel Macron also called on the French to remain “extremely cautious and vigilant” as the spread of the virus in certain parts of the territory, particularly in the southwest, progresses. “If the overall circulation of the virus is comparable to that of the beginning of last fall, there are warning signals in some areas,” government spokesman Gabriel Attal of the Council of Ministers, preceded by a health council, said today today. … “The unfavorable development is especially noticeable in the Atlantic Pyrenees” and “to a lesser extent in Charente-Maritime, Lot-et-Garonne, Charente, Landach and Gironde,” he added on this occasion.

Since the start of the vaccination campaign in France, 26.1 million people have received at least one vaccine (39.1% of the total population), of which 11.2 million have received two doses (16.7% of the total population). In terms of vaccinations, Olivier Veran announced that “humiliating measures” would be introduced to delay the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine this summer by two weeks. “When you get vaccinated at the center, the appointment is seven weeks later. There it can be recorded in six to eight weeks. This will allow not to slow down vaccination in June, ”the minister explained. health. This also allows the French, who received the first dose, not to organize leave for the second dose.

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