Alain Fischer, the government’s “vaccine gentleman”, spoke out this Wednesday, August 11, in favor of a third injection against Covid-19 “very fast” for the most fragile.
I invited sur franceinfo, the president of the council of orientation of the strategic vaccinale to annoncé avoir proposed to the executif that «from the rentrée, the most vulnerable persons and the extremely fragile malades, may benefit from a très vite rappel, sans wait”.
Alain Fischer said he expected “the arbitrations dictated today.” The question of the administration of a third dose of vaccine will effectively be on the menu of the Health Defense Council chaired this Wednesday morning by Emmanuel Macron. The President of the Republic, having himself expressed his desire to launch this recall campaign as of September. It remains to clearly specify the target audience.
For Alain Fischer, the objective is to address “people over 80 years of age, in particular those who reside in nursing homes, […] that they were the first vaccinated at the end of December and last January ”. In addition to the elderly, “extremely frail and profoundly immunosuppressed patients and some other [doivent] benefit from a recall, ”he said.
Several countries, such as Germany or Sweden, have already announced their intention to launch a withdrawal campaign for the most vulnerable. Israel, for its part, has already started its own. But this goes against the recommendations of the World Health Organization. In fact, the institution last week asked for a “moratorium” on the third doses.
According to her, there is too great a difference between poor countries and rich countries when it comes to immunization coverage. Therefore, to compensate for the delay in the first, he asks the second to wait “at least until the end of September” to launch these new injections.