The early influenza epidemic and the low vaccination rate against it could also weaken the hospital this winter.
While a ninth wave seems to be looming, the government spokesman, Olivier Véran, called Thursday 1 her December the elderly or sick French to make a new reminder of the vaccine against the Covid-19, deploring that “only 20 %” of them are “up to date” in full epidemic resumption of COVID-19 and influenza.
“I am addressing the French: if you are 60 years old and over, if you are ill-career or if you are in contact on a daily basis with fragile or elderly people, have the covid vaccinated if you n ‘are not up to date with your recall “, a declared the minister on rmc-bfm-tv . “It takes you five minutes and it will protect you. It will limit the risks of complications and hospitalization,” he added, evoking the delay taken for the second recall of vaccination against the COVVI-19. “People who are young and who have been exposed or who have had [the COVID-19], who have been vaccinated, have more solid immunity than older people,” said the former Minister of Health.
“We have a variant that circulates a lot. We have days with tens of thousands of contaminations, we have an increase of more than 20 % of hospital activity in Ré [nimation], linked to the covid. Our hospital and our health system, “said Mr. Véran. As for the flu, “it is early. We do not know, but it is not impossible that it is strong” and “we have 15 % reduction in vaccinations” compared to 2021, “it is not normal “, he also regretted.
Tuesday, the Prime Minister, Elisabeth Borne, also enjoined to wear the mask “as soon as we are with fragile people or in public transport”, calling for the responsibility of the French, during the question session In the government, in the National Assembly.