About 25 million people have received a first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, 12 million are fully vaccinated. But while vaccination is now open to all, will the campaign stagnate after the runaway of the first days? Pr. Yves Buisson, member of the Academy of Medicine, was the guest of 23 hours of franceinfo.
The vaccination campaign, since Monday, May 31, is open to all adults over 18, without comorbidity. For now, 17% of the population is fully vaccinated (12 million), 21% has received a first dose (25 million). “If we look more closely, we see that the vaccination campaign took a long time to start. Then, it accelerated in two stages. First, around March, when more doses arrived. And in April, when France started producing the Pfizer vaccine on its own soil “, decrypts Florent Boutet, live on the Franceinfo 23 hours set. The government is targeting 30 million first-time injections by mid-June.
From 200,000 to 700,000 doses are injected each day. Nevertheless, concerns remain. “We must differentiate the elderly, vulnerable, who were the first targets of the campaign, they were a priority from January. Unfortunately, there are 15-20% of these people at high risk who are still not vaccinated. There might be an accessibility issue, but there are also a number of unwilling people“, analyzes Yves Buisson, member of the Academy of Medicine on the 11 pm set. In addition, the fear of a slowed down vaccination after a first runaway also exists. “You have to do at least 600,000 vaccinations a day to meet the objectives. We are not there yet, despite the enthusiasm of the youngest. More than half are very keen to be vaccinated. For several weeks we will see very long tails. And then we will reach a glass ceiling “, continued the epidemiologist.