The alliance of the piquouse and the binouze. Saturday, a bar-tobacco in Lille, in the North, will open its doors to vaccinate against Covid-19, announcement The voice of the North. After the supermarkets, are the bars going to get started? “In any case, this is a first in France”, slips the manager of the Diplomat, Fabienne Plouvier.
This experience is the result of a collaboration between the owner of the café, based in the Fives district, the adjacent pharmacy and the neighboring health center. “I see a lot of unvaccinated people go by, especially because they are afraid,” explains Fabienne Plouvier.
“Here, we have a better chance of touching them”
The idea is to gain the confidence of people reluctant to the vaccine thanks to the notoriety of the bar in the neighborhood. “Here, we have a better chance of touching them”, assures the shopkeeper. At a time when ephemeral vaccination centers are closing one after the other to make way for the usual activity, the initiative has been well received. Even if it took three months to obtain the approval of the Regional Health Agency.
First session, Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., without appointment. A doctor and two nurses will replace the bartender. One dose at a time.