Covid vaccine: 365,000 adolescents first vaccinated in France

VACCINATION – On Tuesday, the Ministry of Health announced the vaccination of minors. And it’s not for nothing that 365,000 of them have already received the first dose of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine.

A good start for vaccinating adolescents. 365,000 young people between the ages of 12 and 17 have received the first dose of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine since June 15, the vaccination opening date for this age group, according to data provided by the Ministry of Health on Tuesday. Thus, now about 7% of adolescents have received their first injection in France.

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This figure of 365,000 newly vaccinated children aged 12 to 17 confirms the data published on the website. Doctolib the announcement of an important juvenile assignment, quite quickly after Emmanuel Macron announced the opening of vaccinations to this public during his trip to Lot. For example, on the first day of admission for adolescents, every fourth visit or 62,000 registrations involved a young person between the ages of 12 and 17.

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Last week, teens accounted for 30 to 40% of prescriptions made at Doctolibe, according to LParisian, in which, in particular, it is reported that on a simple day of June 16, 100,000 slots are reserved. On Monday, June 21, this figure dropped to 30,000, or 20% of the total number of assigned employees. Then the average delay between online booking and injection will be six days.

The consent of both parents is required to vaccinate a minor

Recall that injections to minors began on Tuesday, June 15, provided that they are voluntary, with the consent of both parents and in the presence of one of them. With the expansion of the adolescent vaccination campaign, the French government hopes to significantly raise the population’s immunity threshold, while the delta option raises many concerns about a new wave of the epidemic. To date, 32,441,194 people have received their first injection and 19,196,145 have completed the full vaccination schedule.

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