Vaccination, which will not be compulsory, can begin at the end of December and will be offered as a priority to the elderly, subject to marketing authorization.
Emmanuel Macron announced, Tuesday, November 24, the three stages of deconfinement planned by the government. But he also announced a vaccination campaign from the end of December, the organization of which will require a lot of logistics. For several weeks, the manufacture of vaccines against Covid-19 has been carried out at a rapid pace, which is “A tremendous ray of hope” according to the head of state. He also specified that the French strategy “Is based on several vaccines”. In addition, vaccination will not be compulsory.
A tool to manage hospital activity
As a priority, the vaccine will be available for the elderly. “It allows people to project themselves“, Explains Pr Djilali Annane, head of the intensive care unit at Garches hospital (Haut-de-Seine). “For us, caregivers in hospitals, that gives us a very clear perspective on how we will be able to manage the activity which we know will be intense”, he explains. In the meantime, the vaccines are awaiting European marketing authorization from the European Medicines Agency.