A third dose for nursing homes, the first high school vaccination center ... August 26 recap

► Ehpad, caregivers, health card… Jane Castex weighs things up

On Thursday, August 26, Prime Minister Jan Castilles made announcements related to the coronavirus pandemic. He said residents of nursing homes will be able to receive a third dose of the vaccine from September 13. This date will “Resume the systematic campaign after obtaining approval for the third doses (of the vaccine) in nursing homes”, He said.

→ facts. The third dose in nursing homes, caregivers, health card … Jan Castex gives the details

He also announced that the government does not do that “will not back down” On the duty to vaccinate caregivers as of September 15th. He was also keen to establish a health pass in all companies “irralavent”.

► In Réunion, the first ephemeral high school vaccination center

An ephemeral vaccination center, the first to be set up in a secondary school, has been opened in Saint-Denis-de-la-Runion. 200 students have already received their first dose during the course according to the university administration.

This center, where vaccinations are given on a voluntary basis with the consent of at least one parent to minors, will operate through Friday, August 27. Two other similar centers will open in Reunion high schools in the coming days. As pollution cases escalate on the island, partial containment and a curfew are in effect at least until August 31.

More than 1 million doses of Moderna have been withdrawn in Japan

Japan announced the suspension of the use of 1.63 million doses of the Moderna vaccine, after reports of impurities in some vials of this product. Japanese pharmaceutical group Takeda, which imports and distributes the vaccine in Japan, said in a statement it received “Reports from several vaccination centers that foreign bodies have been found” In sealed vaccine vials. After consulting with the Ministry of Health, it was decided to discontinue the use of the vaccine.

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The Ministry of Health will cooperate with ‘Takeda’ to distribute alternative doses, in order to avoid interruption of the national immunization program that has been accelerating for several months after a slow start. For its part, Moderna Investigate these reports.


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