Emmanuel Macron’s upcoming speech, which was announced on Tuesday evening, along with rising Covid-19 infection rates, boosted appointments to Doctolib for a booster dose of the vaccine.
The head of the Doctolib appointment platform, Stanislas Niox Chateau, announced that appointments for a third dose of the vaccine increased 61% this Friday compared to last week, in BFMTV Saturday.
The pace observed in France for a booster dose of the AntiCovid vaccine has accelerated significantly in the last hours, if we look at the numbers from the appointment booking platform. Doctolip. 63,000 appointments have been booked since the Elysee announced a presidential address on Tuesday 9 November in the evening.
In France, all indicators are rising, which indicates the resumption of the epidemic. The positivity rate, the number of people who tested positive, increased from 1.8% to 2.2% in one week. The infection rate (number of cases per 100,000 residents) increased by 14% over the same time period. “All regions are affected,” summarizes Patrick Roland, of France’s regional directorate of public health.
Nothing to worry about at the highest peak in the state. A mandatory third dose for the most fragile seems to be the consensus of the Elysee.