The Minister of Health announced that the fourth dose of the Covid-19 vaccine will be open to all people over the age of 60 on RTL This Thursday.
A fourth dose more than six months after the last injection
The second booster dose will be available to people over 60 years old The last injection was more than six months ago. “We will be able to unlock this second booster dose for French people aged 60 or over if they are six months away from their last booster injection.” Without becoming mandatory, specify the minister. However, if you have contracted Covid-19 More than three months after the last injection There is no need to do the booster dose. One hit = one injection.The Ministry of Health indicates on its website Website.
so far, This dose is reserved for people over 80 years old, An announcement by Jan Castex mid-March in the face of the pandemic recovery.
The peak of the bounce is behind us
Olivier Veran also emphasized that “rebound peak“The epidemic was behind us, while on average between 140,000 and 150,000 new infections are recorded per day.”We reached the peak of the epidemic recovery a few days ago (…) I had announced an expected peak in early April, that was the case. I had reported 140,000, 150,000 pollution per day on average, that’s the case. This confirms the correctness of our post strategy that allowed us to give more freedom to the FrenchThe minister argued.
“It’s down about 5% now for five days. This should be confirmed over time, however we are not witnessing the 500,000-case tidal wave we had just a few weeks ago.Olivier Veran said.About 6% of the people are re-contaminated, and the rest are primary contaminationHe explained further.
Pollution rates have already stopped rising, according to data from health authorities. Thus, with 161,950 positive cases recorded in 24 hours by Public Health France on Wednesday, the average for the past seven days stands at nearly 135,000, having crossed 140,000 last Friday.
This onset of decline marks a break with the apparent recovery observed in March, during which pollution nearly tripled. The number of daily hospital admissions increases to more than 1,540 (an average of seven days). Pasteur InstituteStability is expected in the coming daysAccording to its updated forecast Monday.